Rt. Reverend Cranmer Mugisha, the Bishop of Muhabura diocese has strongly condemned those that installed tycoon Caesar Augustus Mulenga as the king of the Bafumbira in South West Uganda, saying that this would create divisions among the Bafumbira Community.
“This cannot be tolerated and the matter has been discussed in the Diocesan synod, which took a clear stand of rejecting the kingship” Said bishop Mugisha.
Bishop Mugisha says that the Bafumbira had never had kings before, apart from paying tributes to former Kings of Rwanda.
Pulkeria Muhindo the Kisoro RDC says that the issues of having a king in Kisoro should be handled with extra care before Caesar Augustus Mulenga is accepted a King for Bafumbira.
“The coronation of King Caesar was done secretly by a small group of people without consulting all the People,” Said Muhindo.
However this has been downplayed by Fidelis Kanyamunyu the so called Kingdom’s Spokesperson saying that those opposed to the Kingship are not aware of its agenda.
He says the Mulenga’s kingship will be focused on development and supporting locals to get out of poverty and that their king has been supporting all the people of Kisoro irrespective of differences.
He says the King is currently giving out low interest loans as well as over 200 heifers to locals in a bid to help them out of poverty.
“The issue of the Kingdom is being misinterpreted; Mulenga Development Kingdom is entirely for development and not cultural. Those willing to subscribe to the Mulenga Development Kingdom have the right to do so or stay away from development which is the agenda,” Said Kanyamunyu.
Mulenga is a Businessman who has ventured into tourism, Education, Media and Microfinance.
Late last year, a group of Kisoro residents crowned him King and started referring to him as the King of the Bafumbira.
The office of the Kingdom located near Kisoro Tourist Hotel also owned by the King. Hundreds of people flock the area to meet the him daily.
When Chimpreports tried to meet Mulenga, yesterday, we were told he was held up in meetings with his subjects and visitors from outside Kisoro.
Mulenga is a wealthy man who owns a string of businesses including St. Augustine International University, St. Augustine international school, Yampe Newspaper , Southern Eye Newspaper, ABC Africa Newspaper , i-tel Ltd, King Ceaser Game Reserve, development groups like YES Ducuruze, Girinka Mulenga , Female Global Millionaires, and Profit Kisoro among others.