The Katikkiro, a staunch catholic, in Bbaale Buddu at the ancestral ground of his clan, Omutima Omuyanja!He received blessing from the spirits of is dead ancestors.
‘Kabaka needs to rededicate Buganda to God’
Publish Date: Sep 20, 2013WEEK'S FLASHBACK
By Moses Mulondo
At the beginning of this week, thousands of Born Again Christians gathered at Victory Christian Church in Ndeeba to dedicate Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and his reign to God.
The Kabaka of Buganda being carried at a recent function: He is given titles such as the lion of Buganda , a snake ( Bemba Musota) etc
The Katikkiro arrived at the church at around 11:00am in the company of his wife, Buganda ministers and other cultural leaders.
During the prayer service which was presided over by Dr. Joseph Serwadda and Bishop Joshua Lwere along other pastors, the Pentecostal leaders asked the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi to rededicate Buganda to God.
Anointing with holy oil: The Katikiro of Buganda, Peter Mayiga receives a blessing with his wife (out of view) from Pastor Dr. Joseph Sserwadda (right) and Bishop Joshua Lwere during a thanksgiving service for the Katikiro at Victory Christian Church Ndeeba in Kampala. PHOTO/Ronnie Kijjambu
Haji Mutumba thanked Dr. Sserwadda for keeping the Inter Religious Council of Uganda flag up by inviting all religious leaders for the event urging him not to forget that religion is for peace. His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda was represented by Acting Deputy Mufti Sheikh Khatwib Mukuluwakika. http://umsccommunications.blogspot.com/2013/09/umsc-spokesperson-praises-buganda.html
Giving various examples of great empires that emerged and collapsed, Bishop Lwere said Buganda lost its glory because of rebelling against God.
Katikkiro attended mass at his home church, Lweza Catholic Church where he asked everybody to join him in developing the Kingdom.
Lwere, the overseer of National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches, elaborated that the sins of bloodshed, witchcraft/sorcery and sexual promiscuity defile land and cause the glory of God to depart from a community.
“When Mutesa I invited missionaries to Buganda and dedicated the kingdom to God, God blessed Buganda but when we failed to walk in the principles and values of God we lost our glory. We therefore ask the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi to rededicate Buganda to God and outlaw divination (Obusamize),” Lwere told the Katikkiro.
He gave the example of the East African Revival which was embraced in western Uganda but rejected in Buganda as the springboard for the current blessings and power the people from western Uganda are enjoying.
The Katikiro attends the service at Victory Christian Church. Seated on his left is his wife, Margaret. PHOTO/Ronnie Kijjambu
Bishop Lwere said Buganda’s glory will only be restored if the Kabaka commits the Kingdom to God and detaches it from all ungodly cultural practices which do not glorify God.
Dr. Joseph Serwadda anointed the Katikkiro and prayed that God would give him the wisdom and prophetic revelations which Biblical premiers like Joseph and Daniel had.
Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga a staunch catholic attending prayers at Namirembe Anglican Cathederal
He requested the Katikkiro to add his voice to the call upon government to release all the prisoners as the Bible requires before the jubilee season ends on October 9, 2013.
Dr. Serwadda also asked the Katikkiro to re-examine
the regional tier and make improvements in it so that Buganda can be granted a
substantive federal government.
In his speech, the Katikkiro, who appreciated the
Balokole for the glorious prayer service they had organized for him, explained
that the reason they rejected the regional tier is because it did not give the
kingdom economic autonomy as it would always have to depend on handouts from
the central government.
Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga a staunch catholic after thnakgiving prayers at Namirembe Anglican Cathederal
The other two reasons Mayiga gave for Buganda’s
rejection of the regional tier was the creation of an elected Katikkiro and
keeping districts under the central government.
Emphasizing the importance of fearing God and
trusting him, Mayiga reechoed what he said in his first address to the Lukiiko
that the two major weapons he would use in his reign are God and the Kabaka’s
Dr. Serwadda donated a Bible to the premier and
advised him to always read it for wisdom and guidance in his leadership.
In a replicated gesture, Mayiga presented
gifts to the pastors to thank God for entrusting him with leadership as the
Katikkiro of Buganda.
Friday, 13 September 2013 12:31
The newly appointed Prime Minister of Buganda kingdom, Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga deserves praise for visiting places of worship after his appointment in the high post by the Kabaka Sabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
The Katikiro first visited Rubaga Cathedral for a very well attended service conducted by Catholic Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
After Rubaga and Namirembe, the Katikiro visited the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Najjanankumbi on Entebbe Road and recently he visited the Orthodox Church at Namungoona where he attended a service conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Yona Lwanga. He also visited the Born Again Christians at Ndeeba Victory Christian Centre.
Pentecostal pastors Pray Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga and his wife
The Katikiro was well received by the Christians in all these places and the Church leaders said they will support his plans of developing Buganda and eradicating poverty.
The people are happy with what the Katikiro has done to visit those Christian missions but are unhappy because up to now he has not visited Kibuli Mosque for prayers with the Muslims.
People are asking, especially here in Buganda, why and when will the Katikiro visit Kibuli Mosque for the Juma prayers?
Religion has played a leading part in the building and development of Buganda and Uganda and Kibuli is a very important place in the Kingdom of Buganda. It should not be overlooked on important matters affecting this country.
The young generation should know these very important historical facts.
The Arabs were the first to arrive here in 1864 mainly to spread Islam and establish trade. They came in from the Island of Zanzibar which was also known as Unguja and their base was that village now called Lungujja near Mengo. They named that village Unguja but the Baganda changed the name to Lungujja.
Sekabaka Mutesa I invited the Christian Missionaries in 1875 to educate his people and the English from England of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) arrived here in 1877. The Kabaka gave them Namirembe Hill.
They were followed by the French of the White Fathers who arrived here from Algiers (Algeria) which was the headquarters for Black Africa, in 1879. The Kabaka gave them Rubaga Hill and moved his palace to Kasubi.
The White Fathers were followed by the Mill Hill Fathers from England in 1895 and Sekabaka Mwanga gave them Nsambya Hill. From there they spread Christianity to Eastern Buganda, Eastern Uganda and Kenya up to Mombasa. The Mill Hill Fathers were English and they came to Buganda to prove to the Kabaka that in England there were Catholics also.
The CMS established a local native Church called Native Anglican Church (N.A.C) and it built missions, schools and hospitals everywhere in Buganda and Uganda. They built famous schools, colleges, and hospitals which are well-known. The Catholics did the same.
The Muslims built Kibuli Mosque and Kibuli Secondary school which produced very many famous leaders. Right now they have built a fabulous modern hospital at Kibuli. It is well equipped with modern facilities and it is only compared to hospitals in UK.
The Moslems have also built the biggest and most modern Mosque in Africa at Kampala Mukadde. The late Col. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya helped them to build this mosque.
The Moslems are now a force to reckon with. They have built three universities; IUIU at Mbale, Kampala International University and Kampala University at Gaba.
One of the founders of Uganda National Congress in 1952, Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja was a Muslim. UNC spread the gospel of nationalism and fought for Uganda’s Independence which we achieved in 192.
The Muslims have now produced a formidable group of young politicians who are in high positions and if all goes well, one of them will one day be President of Uganda in future.
These young Moslems are Elias Lukwago, now Lord Mayor of Kampala, Mohamad Nsereko, MP, Semujju Ibrahim Nganda, MP and Muwanga Kivumbi, MP and others are coming up. They have also produced many well qualified people in medicine, education and management sectors.
Prince Badru Kakungulu of Kibuli (the grandfather of Islam in Uganda), was one of the Baganda who contributed quite a lot in the development of Buganda and Uganda, educationally, economically and socially
Every year the Baganda celebrate the restoration of the Buganda Kingdom. Prince Badru Kakungulu was one of the three Bataka who were leaders in the struggle from 1981 to 1986 to restore the Buganda Kingdom. The others were Paul Kavuma (who was Katikiro of Buganda at one time) and Bishop Mukasa formerly of Mityana.
Towards the end of 1970 Prince Kakungulu was in detention in Luzira but he managed to join the secret plan with General Amin that overthrew then-president Milton Obote. Obote was loathed in Buganda for exiling the Buganda king, Kabaka Mutesa.
Prince Kakungulu used to send secret emissaries to Idi Amin and they met him after the Juma prayers at Kibuli and they briefed him on the whole plan. Amin agreed to carry out the plan and on January 25, 1971 Milton Obote was overthrown.
When Obote returned from exile in Tanzania on May 17, 1980 Prince Kakungulu quickly decided that the only way to finish Obote completely was to fight him militarily. He and Paul Kavuma and Bishop Mukasa organised and initially funded a small fighting group.
They decided to enlarge it and the only person who had the required “military muscle” to help them in the war, was Yoweri Museveni (now President). He was the deputy chairman of the then ruling military commission which was headed by Paul Muwanga, and he was the Minister for Defence. He was in control of powerful military installations like the Kabamba Military Training barracks.
Prince Kakungulu trained 40 young Baganda fighters who fought together with Museveni’s National resistance Army and they won the five-year bush war in Luwero on January 26, 1986.
We all know that the biggest achievement on the side of the Baganda out of the “Luwero Liberation war” was the restoration of the Buganda Kingdom.
When we restored the Buganda Kingdom, we started to rebuild our “economic power” and “political power” which Obote had destroyed in 1966. All these achievements came about as a result of what Prince Badru had done for Buganda. Besides what the Muslims have done to develop Buganda and Uganda in the modern times, there is another very important historical factor which the young generation should know.
It was the Muslims who came here in the 19th Century from Muscat and Oman who introduced that beautiful ceremonial robe (Kiganda Busuuti) which the Kabaka of Buganda wears when he appears in the Buganda Lukiiko.
The Baganda modified the Busuuti to its present form and they put on the symbols of Buganda –“the shield and spears” – “Amafumu n’Engabo”. It is only the Kabaka’s Busuuti which should traditionally bear the shield and spears and the Lion at the bottom on both sides.
The Moslems introduced the cassock (Ekanzu) but the Baganda modified it to its present form by putting on a maroon and gold lining at the front from the neck to the feet. The kanzu is now the official and traditional dress for men in Buganda and Uganda.
Finally the Moslems introduced trade in the whole of Uganda. Right now they have built schools, hospitals, hotels and lodges, commercial buildings, supermarkets, shopping arcades and new towns in Buganda.
I have brought out all these very important historical facts to show the people the importance of Islam in Buganda and Uganda and why the Katikiro needs to visit Kibuli and work well with them.
KAVUMA-KAGGWA is an elder from Kyaggwe, Mukono District
Clergy welcomes new Buganda Katikiro
July 15, 2013
Speaking at the Congregation Namirembe Cathedral where special prayers where held for the new Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga said it is un acceptable and he will not allow it during his term.
According to the Anglican bishops at the Church, Mayiga is best suited for the job as modern challenges require a hard-working and well educated Prime Minister.
Charles Peter Mayiga asked people to work towards unity in the Kindgom and the entire country.He said Buganda and other parts of the country need each other to promote economic development.
Uganda Muslim Supreme Council
News – Kampala (Wednesday 18th September 2013)
UMSC Spokesperson Praises Buganda Katikiro
The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Spokesperson Haji Nsereko Mutumba has praised Buganda Katikiro Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga for his non-confrontational approach to issues concerning Buganda and Uganda.
Haji Mutumba was addressing members of Abu Hamza youth development organisation yesterday 17th September during a development seminar at UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala. The seminar was attended by Muslim youth from different parts of Kampala.
He urged them to solve their problems through dialogue and avoid confrontational means noting that this is detrimental to development.
He asked them to emulate the Katikiro of Buganda Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga who recently reached a peaceful understanding with the central government over ‘ebyaffe’.
Earlier on (Sunday 15th September) Haji Nsereko Mutumba met the Katikiro of Buganda at Victory Church Ndeeba where he was part of those who attended prayers under the auspices of Inter Religious Council of Uganda during which the two discussed matters of unity, development and youth empowerment.
Haji Mutumba welcomed the Katikiro’s approach of embracing all people regardless of the religious, tribal or political affiliations.
“At UMSC, we commend Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga for this gesture because it is in line with our slogan of unity and development” Haji Mutumba said.
He further hailed the Katikiro for advocating for education for all and rallying the youth to work hard saying that if the youth put their energies to proper use, Uganda and Buganda will rise to greater heights.
Haji Mutumba also requested the Katikiro to engage Muslim Youth in the development programs of Buganda Kingdom government.
The prayers at Victory Church were organised by Presiding Apostle Dr. Joseph Sserwadda and they were attended by representatives of those religions that subscribe to the Inter Religious Council of Uganda.
Haji Mutumba thanked Dr. Sserwadda for keeping the Inter Religious Council of Uganda flag up by inviting all religious leaders for the event urging him not to forget that religion is for peace. His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda was represented by Acting Deputy Mufti Sheikh Khatwib Mukuluwakika.
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The energetic Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, has engaged all parties and stakeholders to have the re-construction of the torched Royal tombs finished by April 2014.
Interesting to note is the commitment of the the re-construction team to stick to the norms. Most out standing is the norm that denies access to the inside of the tombs with shoes on feet. All safety aside, the team at the site has to remove there safety foot wear as they access the inside of the hat-like structure specifically the ‘Muzibu-azaala-mpanga.
The pictures show the workers removing their safety foot wear at all times of entry into the tombs.
The existence of palaces for kings of Buganda had been in existence for over 1000 years.
An impression of one of the palaces of the Kabaka Muteesa the first. The wide streets, typical of Kiganda civilization in the 19th Century, is Rubaga Road that leads you to the top of the hill where Rubaga Cathedral is located to date. It was then the palace of the Kabaka Muteesa that later was shifted to the current location of re-construction.
You just cannot miss the exceptional skills visible at the inside finish of the Royal tombs. Each of the circular rings represents the one clan of the Buganda. All this was burnt to ashes.
On a management note: The kingdom management and the management of the premises need to put specific emphasis on the management of fires in the premises. The entire environment is marred by spots of fires and such increase the fire risk of the whole enclosure. Well, traditionally, fire is a sign of life but needs to be managed right since the constructions are finished with reeds and grass that are highly flammable.
Some of the fire places withing the premises. Ekyoto is the main fire place that depicts the presence of a king and normal activity of the palace where the fallen kings were buried.