Rwenzururu Prince to Be Crowned King in October

  September 2, 2009 at 7:10 pm by

The government of Uganda has officially recognized the Kingdom of Rwenzururu. The kingdom struggled for a while to gain recognition from the Ugandan government. President Musveni recently announced that the coronation of Prince Charles Mumbere will take place on October 19, according to an article from allafrica.com.

The president’s announcement was greeted with celebration, turning the church service where the announcement was made into a jubilant atmosphere. Musveni’s statement was completely unexpected. He cancelled a trip to Libya in order to deliver the news. When asked about the reason for the delay, Musveni said that “it was due to bad elements who were telling him lies about it”, referring to the kingdom.

The kingdom is comprised of the Bakonzo and Bamba people, who live in the mountains of Uganda. The Bakonzo people have stated that they want the kingdom to protect their culture and heritage. To learn more about the Bakonzo people, please visit this website.

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