OBR not part of Tibamwenda’s martyrdom commemoration.

The Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu has distanced itself from the organizers of a function in which the Tibamwenda family will be commemorating a century of martyrdom of their relative on April 14th.

Between 1917 -1921, there was Abayora rebellion led by Nyamutswa, the Chieftain of Buhira together with his colleagues Tibamwenda, the Chieftain of Kisinga and one Kapoli, a confidant of Nyamutswa but they were hanged by the British Colonial Government in 1921 and buried in one grave at Kagando in the current Kisinga Town Council.

A press release dated 08.04.2021 and signed by the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Prime Minister, Joseph Kule Muranga, the cultural institution strongly advises the organizers of the function against using the Kingdom’s Anthem, colours and regalia.

Muranga also cautions clan leaders, Chieftains, sub-county or county chiefs not to attend the function in the name of the cultural institution but in their individual capacity.

Muranga says while the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu recognizes Nyamutswa, Tibamwenda and Kapoli as heroes whose martyrdom inspired the Rwenzururu struggle, the plans to celebrate their sacrifice will be held by the cultural institution at a later date as will be announced by Kingdom leadership.

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