KAMPALA — Former senior presidential press secretary Joseph Tamale Mirundi has blasted the Buganda Kingdom prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga for ‘failing to handle’ the Kabaka’s health crisis.
An infuriated Mirundi who spoke on the airwaves of Pearl FM on Saturday proposed that Katikkiro Mayiga should tender in his resignation for the good of the Mengo establishment.
“My humble request is that Mayiga steps down voluntarily for mishandling that situation. How do you present a visibly frail Kabaka to the public?,” Mirundi wondered. “In his frail condition, he is vulnerable to covid. But why vaccinate an allergic man? The Buganda people are tired of being fooled by Mayiga. People have lost trust in him,” Mirundi adds.
He further refers to precedents in which past kingdom premieres voluntarily stepped down after failing to handle Kabaka crises.
Mirundi adds that it is a bad sign for the Kabaka to fold his hands by the back. “He wanted to signal to his subjects that things weren’t right,” Mirund says. “There is no allergy that mentally incapacitates an individual. Mayiga is not a medical doctor. He is not authorised to speak about his health. Mayiga must step down and go then Mmengo paves way for a new administration,” he advises.
He adds: “If the Kabaka dies, Mayiga is to blame for concealing such vital information. It is Museveni who loses when the Kabaka dies. Clips of him making statements attacking Baganda are being shared all over social media. His communication team should come out and make clarity.”