Buganda Kingdom youth under their Nkoba Za Mbogo students Association have raided Kabaka’s palace at Bulange Mengo to demand for the immediate resignation of the kingdom premier Charles Peter Mayiga.
The angry youth accuse Peter Mayiga of failure to intervene in the management of Buganda Land Board (BLB) that has caused a reproach to the Kingdom and their king.
According youth poor management within the land board has prompted Kabaka’s subjects, a one Mabirizi to take the Kabaka to courts of law to answer charges to do with land something they say is unacceptable.
Led by association chairperson Haruna Badru Sonko, they carried placards with inscriptions warning Mayiga to serve Kabaka not Museveni and that Kabaka is not for sale.
They however took off on approaching the palace after they found that police had already sealed off the premises.
“We have been forced to take this step after seeing that the leaders in Mengo are all quiet when our king is being insulted; they have all not come out to address the matter and find a lasting solution to it,” Sonko noted.
“We have come out to fight for the glory of the King which is under attack, we can no longer sit down and see land issues degrade our king; we believe the poor handling of land matters by the Buganda Land Board is causing all this disgrace to the Kingdom,” Sonko noted.
“As youths, we were cut by the court case against the King and the way the Prime Minister is neglecting the issue; we believe Mabirizi had a genuine cause but we acusse him of filing a case against the wrong person instead of suing BLB officials.”
They also want Mabirizi to immediately withdraw the case and file a new one against Mayiga and Buganda Land Board officials whom they claim are embezzling people’s land.
They also advised the Premier to come out and publicly own the wrongs done by the officials under him or else resign his position.