The Prime Minister (Katikkiro) of Buganda Kingdom Charlese Peter Mayiga has been blocked from traveling to the kingdom’s county of Kooki.
The Premier spent the night at Hotel Brovad in Masaka Municipality ready to set off this morning to Kooki.
Mayiga had reportedly planned among others to visit St Bernard Manya Secondary School which weeks ago had a dormitory inferno that killed 9 pupils.
The Premier also intended to visit the locals in the area, in his campaign to promote coffee production in the kingdom.
This morning however, police and military officers cordoned off the hotel and told Mayiga he would not be allowed to proceed with the visit.
By publication of this story, Mayiga and his team was still engaged in talks with security officials but with no common ground in sight.
The area police spokesman Lamech Kigozi was yet to respond to our requests for comments.
It should be remembered that it was almost under similar circumstances in October 2009, that the deadly Kabaka riots broke out in Kampala, after security forces stopped the Buganda Prime Minister from travelling to Kayunga district ahead of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s visit for the National Youth Day.
At least 40 people are said to have been killed in the riots according to the Human Rights Commission.
Edited: At around 1pm the Prime Minister was eventually cleared to proceed with his journey