The media especially Bukedde, has been writing about Kabaka’s son, Prince Junju. But they should do more. In case Nnabagereka produces a son, that will be a potential candidate. But we are tired of minors, who rule through agents. We have not forgotten Katuramu’s mess in Tooro and that of Apollo Kaggwa in Buganda.
It is almost three weeks ago when l run a two page story of Qaddaffi, Museveni and Mutebi relations and warned that those sexing up their disagreements will be disappointed. This story has proved me right. l wondered after the two leaders had met in New York, and some presidential aides continued fueling disagreements in papers and on talk shows. Museveni’s problem with traditional and cultural leaders/institutions was interfering in partisan politics and they seemed to have agreed with Qaddaffi on that. So those sexing up disagreement between Museveni and Mutebi, Qaddaffi and Museveni, etc… will be disappointed.
Prince Junju is the only son to the reigning Kabaka. If you go to Prince Wassajja, you will open a Pandora’s box. For Wassajja is a Catholic. If you go to Nakibinge, it will be worse, for he is a Muslim and he is a Paternal Uncle to Mutebi.But for Junju, be even assured of regional support in the Great Lakes and enemies will fail to call you sectarian and tribalistic since his mother is a Rwandese.
For the patrimonial Baganda (as most Africans), “nyoko aba Omunyoro, n’akuzaala ku kika.” That’s why they imported Kimera from Bunyoro, whose mother Wannyana was a Muhima. Even Kabaka Mukaabya Walugembe Muteesa’s mother was a Muhima, so was that of Prince Badru Wassajja Kakungulu. Buganda is not starved of princes of Royal family and Royal clan evenif Junju also dies today.