The Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu (Rwenzururu Kingdom) in western Uganda on Monday commemorated the 47th anniversary of the death of the monarch’s first King Isaya Mukirania Kibanzanga I.
Isaya Mikirania, the father of current Omusinga Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma passed away on September 2, 1966.
Hundreds of Banyarwenzururu trekked to Bulemba and others to Buhikira
Royal Palace in Kasese town where the commemoration ceremony was held.
Honorable Josephat School-Band, the Kingdom’s Deputy Minister for
Culture and Deputy Minister for Cultural Sites and Natural Resources
Hon. Reuben Mbauta led the team to Bulemba.
The function started with prayers led Rev. Can. Barnabas Kayinja who
urged the Banyarwenzururu to put God at the centre of everything they do
for the prosperity of the Kingdom.
Rwenzururu Kingdom Chief Prince Christopher Kibanzanga urged the
Banyarwenzururu to emulate his father, whom he described as “a committed
Christian, a role model to Bakonzo, a man of integrity, disciplinarian
and honest with strong character.”
“Isaiah was driven by internal and everlasting values such as love,
care and trustworthiness and never opted for external values like
properties and beautiful women.” he added.
Kibanzanga also suggested that also suggested that a church be built
before the construction of the magnificent palace as a gesture of
gratitude to God who has seen thethrough many problems in their history.
The Prime Minister Ivan Syauswa was represented by the Finance Minister Thembo Kitsumbire.
The function was blessed by the attendance of Nyabaghole Agnes
Ithungu Asiimawe, Queen Mother Christine Mukirania, Prince William
Sibibuka, Rubugha and Princess Fraha among other members of the royal