JUST IN: President Museveni Speaks Out On Security of Nyege Nyege, Kyabazinga Wedding

By Our Reporter




President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, also Commander in Chief (C.i.C) of the Armed Forces has spoken out on the security of the controversial Nyege Nyege Festival 2023 and the wedding of Busoga’s Kyabazinga, William Gabula Nadiope IV.



Nyege Nyege Festival 2023 is scheduled for 9th November to 12th November at the Source of the River Nile, whereas Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV is set to tie the knot with Ms Jovia Mutesi on Saturday, November 18, at Christ’s Cathedral Church, Bugembe, Jinja North City Division. All these pre-planned and massive functions are to take place in Jinja City.



In a brief statement issued in the afternoon of 9th November, 2023, President Museveni says, security forces are guarding the pre-prepared public functions like the controversial Nyege Nyege, and the Kyabazinga wedding.



He however, warns Ugandans to be vigilant in the villages, the churches, the markets, and public transport saying the infiltrators are few and with vigilance, they will be captured.


This follows a travel Advisory by the U.S government on its Citizens especially on travelling to Jinja and Kampala Cities.



In the Advisory issued on 6th November, 2023, the U.S government said that due to increased terrorist activity, U.S. Embassy Kampala recommends that individuals exercise an elevated degree of caution and reconsider attendance at upcoming large public gatherings, such as large-scale worship services and music and cultural festivals in Kampala and Jinja.



“Additionally, be mindful when visiting locations where people tend to gather such as hotels, malls, and marketplaces,” the Advisory warns.




President Museveni also applauded the Security forces for the recent capture of Njovu, the suspected leader of the ADF group of 10 that killed the two tourists and their Ugandan driver, killed the children of Lhubiriha school, burnt the onions truck and tried, unsuccessfully, to attack the parked trucks in Kasiindi, on the Congo side of the Border.



He says Njovu was injured and captured and three of his group were killed – one at Kasiindi and two in the water, aboard a boat in Lake Edward.



He also congratulated the security forces on the arrest of the four suspects in the killing of Joan Kagezi, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions that was gunned down on 30th March, 2015 in Kiwaatule, a Kampala suburb while on her way home.



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