By Sylivia Kugonza
The Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has distanced himself from individuals pushing for the establishment of an independent â€œYiira state and ICC petition
In a message that was delivered by her royal queen Agnes Ithungu Asiimawe, the King said that as a kingdom, they have no a gender of making an independent state which whoever wants to fight the kingdom has continued to use.
Speaking on Friday evening in Maliba Sub County, the queen said King Mumbere is calling for dialogue, peace and togetherness to his subjects, noting that dialogue is the only tool that was used to settle historical differences.
The Yira denouncement comes just a day after the king distanced himself fromÂ issues concerning the petitioning of President Museveni in the ICC.
The queenÂ added thatÂ the king and the kingdom are in good relation with the central government, condemned individuals who are trying to involve King Mumbera in ICC petition.
The queen re-emphasized that whoever is trending the Yira state idea is speaking propaganda and is part of anti-Rwenzururu group.
Yira republic has been a word that caused chaos in 2014 in the entire Rwenzori. There wereÂ clashes on July 2014 in Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts which left about 90 people dead and over 200 in prison
In December 2016, a group of Members of Parliament from the Rwenzori sub-region petitioned the ICC to investigate the killingsÂ in regard to November 2016Â clashesÂ between government forces andÂ supportersÂ of Rwenzururu kingdom in which more than 100 people were killed.
Robert Centenary the MP for Kasese Municipality says as leaders, the ICCÂ petition has nothing to do with the King and the Kingdom but rather individuals who lost their lives.Â He says once evidence is gathered, there is no one who will stop the proceedings of the court
The petitioners were led by Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament, Centenary Robert, Kasese Woman MP, Winnie Kizza and their Busongora North counterpart, William Nzoghu.
The Rwenzururu Royal Queen is touring the kingdom under the “meet my people” drive.
The purpose of her tour is to emphasis a message of peace, unity and development in the kingdom.
Itâ€™s her first time in the kingdom since 2016 following a joint raid by the army and other security agents at the Buhikira Royal Palace that leftÂ many lives lost.
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