Raila hosts Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom, discuss faster EAC integration

ODM leader Raila Odinga and the Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at his Capitol office in Nairobi/ ODM SECRETARIAT

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Saturday hosted the Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at his Capitol office in Nairobi.

Raila said he was pleased to host the Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom and to exchange views on historical, cultural, educational and trade ties that bind East Africans.

“We also discussed the need for faster regional integration,” Raila said.

The Kabaka on Friday also paid a courtesy visit on President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.

According to a statement by State House communication team, “The Head of State and the visiting cultural leader discussed subjects of mutual interest among them the central role of culture in regional integration and peaceful communal co-existence”.

Uhuru holds talks with Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom

Muwenda Mutebi II is the reigning Kabaka (also known as king) of the Kingdom of Buganda, a constitutional kingdom in modern-day Uganda.

He is the 36th Kabaka of Buganda, and was appointed as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for ending AIDS among men in the Eastern and Southern Africa with a special focus on Buganda Kingdom in Uganda.

According to sections of Ugandan media, rumours have been making rounds that the Kabaka had checked in a Nairobi hospital at the weekend.

But Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister dismissed the rumours, allaying any fears that the Kabaka was unwell.

President Museveni on Thursday night said the police would arrest those who originated the rumour on social media.

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