Self Proclaimed Ankole Kingdom leaders dispel arrest reports


Members of the self-proclaimed Ankole Kingdom, have denied reports that police surrounded their home and arrested two members suspected to have assaulted the self-proclaimed king, Umar Rubambansi Ntare VI last month.

Reports have been circulating since Friday that police arrested Edris Kaweesi-the father to Rubambansi and Salim Tugume, another of his sons and others still on the run for allegedly beat up Asiimwe on 31st January, for allegedly receiving money from President Museveni and refusing to share it with them.

According to Kaweesi, he did not beat up his son, and claims that Asiimwe connived with his loyalists to break his arm. According to Asiimwe, those who beat him should face the law and the government ‘should chase them from Itaba land in Rwampara.

Self-proclaimed Ankole King chased by his family

Speaking to Mbarara Sun reporter on phone, the spokesperson of this Obugabe set up, Max Muhumuza, it is not true that police arrested the members. He however says that there was a plan by police to arrest some members but found no cause.


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