The disruption of the ceremony sparked protests from members of the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II-led Buganda Kingdom.
The Prime Minister of Buganda’s Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga condemned the incident terming it “impunity.” He called on security agencies to handle such cultural matters “with utmost respect and caution.”
Meanwhile, the apology from the IGP has attracted mixed reactions from Facebook users, with Mukiibi Charles Brave saying, “Your apology means nothing because it has become your character to disrespect people and violate their rights and torturing all people that you suspect to support Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine).”
Simon Pieter Bugembe has described the IGP’s reaching out to Bishop Kaggwa and the Catholic Church as a “good gesture,” adding, “I’m waiting to see your apology to the Mbogo clan and to Buganda kingdom.”
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“As a law-abiding citizen, I request that the police leadership desists from partisan violence! Protect all people and promote democracy in our country,” Bugembe has urged, noting, “All your acts are full of Musevenism which is bad for our nation! Museveni will go but the nation will remain.”
For Jim Lwanga, “A lot of Ugandans need to be apologized to by the Uganda Police Force,” which he says, “has been at the forefront of brutalizing citizens of this country.”
“We need him to make a public apology to all the people of Uganda for engaging in partisan politics and thereafter tender his resignation,” Kalungi Derick Kibirige has said referencing the IGP.
He added, “In so many cases the Uganda police (is) being misused especially to disperse any event that they assume is of the opposition” while protecting those affiliated to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
“That’s a very commendable effort,” Araali Kahumuza has said in reference to the apology and added, “Mistakes happen and I am glad it is not being covered up. We can now move on well except those whose interest are in seeing disharmony and want political mileage from this incident.”
For Vic Taazan, the Uganda Police Force “is losing public trust because of getting involved in politics by National Resistance Movement (NRM) government.”