I may not agree with Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire’s words but certianly I agree with his disagreement on restoration of kingdoms without prior assesment on how they would work and what their position in power would be. Read more about Otafiire’s comments here at Daily Monitor.
“Gen. Otafiire is vehemently opposed to the restoration of the monarchy in Ankole; which has never benefited from the 1992 High Command waiver as well as the 1995 constitution which restored traditional institutions.”
And I am glad we never got this Kingdom back, Ankole is a better place in terms of unity and progress.
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One thought on “I told you so, Otafiire tells Museveni”
I would want to assume that restoring some of the Kingdoms was part of the apeasement. Like for the support offered to the NRA during the war. It could be the reason.
I would agree with Otafiire but also add that if they had just made these kingdoms ceremonial then such wouldn’t have happened.