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Mutesa’s Death certificate in the UK says that he died of ‘alcohol poisoning’

death certicatemutesa11Mutesa 11’s death certificate in the UK:Follow this link, if you are in the UK, pay £10 by card and you will get Mutesa’s death certificate within 5 days on your doorstep. This is the link:

if you have any questions about the names on that certificate, call the Southwark District Registrar’s office and alert them about your concerns. Their telephone contact is: UK 020 7525 7651, their physical address is on this website:

Alternatively, follow the link I give below and pay £10 and the same office will send you your won copy of Kabaka Mutesa’s death certificate within 5 days if you reside in the UK. Link: They will sens you somethng like this:

If you happen to visit them in person, they will show the full physical register of deaths recorded in 1969. They will take you to page 763 that will show you Edward Mutesa and the page will look like this image below:

When you zoom in further on the fifth entry on the right side, you will see Edward Mutesa’s full names and initials as they are reflected on the death certificate. NPG x73138; Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa II, Kabaka of Buganda by Bassano

Alternatively, go to the website called on the page for deaths, births, etc at this link: Under search, fill in the Kabaka’s names and enter. You will be given exactly those names and initials. You can pay if you want, to get the full record. If you pay, all you will get is that page 763 of the register, so better not waste you money anyway

In my last years of service in UA I worked in what was called the NAAFI…Navy, Army and Airforce Institute…some kind of Army shop, name copied from the British. We had no Navy! Anyhow, we used to receive some goodies from the UK, remember the Stansted shuttle? These at times included Newspapers and magazines.

In October 1972 we got a bundle that included the Sunday Times Magazine of 22nd. I grabbed it before the CO saw it and I have kept it in my archives ever since. It gave coverage of the highlights of Kabaka Mutesa’s life, under the heading, ‘The King who died in Bermondsey’, written by one Mark Amory.

Below are excerpts from that magazine. I think it might settle some of your doubts and the speculations of many. He was a heavy drinker and as those excerpts show, at PM he was found with 408mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. That was above the life-threatening threshold of 400.

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

Some UPCs attack my fundamental right and freedom to aspire and/or participate in any elective UPC process ostensibly because of my heritage- Akena

I have most often opted not to dignify some of your unintelligible ramblings with comment and I’m sure that is not likely to change any time soon. The direction you seem to be taking is not far removed from what some despairingly naive and senseless people did; coined it as a “unique opportunity” and plunged the whole country into a foreseeable quagmire on the assumption that if you got rid of Obote, some Ministers and some army officers we would all live (except those to be got rid of) happily ever after! Therefore, while you may imagine that by throwing Akena (with Yoga) to those unappeasably baying for the blood of Obote you would have solved some fundamental political differences between UPC and ‘Mengo’, I think otherwise. You have constantly attacked my God given fundamental right and freedom to aspire and/or participate in any elective UPC process ostensibly because of my heritage and mockingly refer to “those who think they are owners of the UPC party”. Unlike you who “supported” and/or were “conscripted”, I, with all due conscience made a conscious decision out of my own conviction and belief, to belong to the UPC and as such will do all within my power and before God to see that MY Party, i.e. UPC, in which I believe, will seek to improve the livelihoods of all citizens of Uganda.

I end with a excerpt from a New Vision interview of 23 May 2009.

Do you regret some of the mistakes committed by your father Dr. Milton Obote like attacking the Lubiri in 1966 and saying a good Muganda is a dead one?

The clash between Mengo and the Central Government was a most regrettable event in the history of our country. I would like to support the position Buganda gave to the Constitutional Review Commission that we should put 1966 behind us, and within UPC we agree and urge that we forge ahead towards a brighter common future with the understanding that we have all learnt from history.

The statement attributed to my father of “a good Muganda…” was not something he ever said nor could he have ever conceived such a diabolical thought. Further to that, how would he have remained married to my mother had he said or held such a view? The statement was a creation of propagandists and has since been used as a weapon to drive a wedge between UPC and Buganda which has been exploited to such an extent by those who sought to gain power at any cost and who seek to retain it while sowing seeds of discord irrespective of the devastating repercussions.

I am among the majority of Ugandans who were not even born in 1966! I would hate to see future generations getting entangled and fixated on these events without the matters being finally laid to rest after a clear open exposition. The UPC has constantly advocated for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission which could help separate the propaganda from the hard facts and this is a position I would be most comfortable with.

What are you people doing to ensure that you mend the UPC relationship with Buganda?

We are seeking to have frank talks with Mengo but as you know approaching the Kabaka must be one with the appropriate formality and takes time. It is important that we engage honestly for the sake of our country. Personally, I find no contradiction to being a son of Buganda and Obote, but then that is my heritage. I would love to see a far better relationship where UPC and Buganda can appreciate their roles and if this means that the Muganda son of Obote must lay his neck on the chopping board before the Kabaka in order for true reconciliation to take place, I would be more than willing if this would guarantee better future for all Ugandans.

Hon. James Akena



One of the reasons our people are getting this abusive to the population is that we have so far failed to hold them accountable to their actions. It has so far amazed me that in the all past governments in Uganda we have not had a single Ugandan taken to court and charged of human right abuse. We get tyrants and absorb them into society in both inside the country and outside the country. If you look at a country like Rwanda where many have been hunted down it gives those in power a second thinking before they become tyrants like this fat man.

We need to collect as much evidence as possible and send these Police Officers to Hague. Let me also again go after the Uganda population of UK, we have seen a whole lot of these people ending up in UK, target them and sue them. And on this one I hand it to Canada for we have written some very strict laws on books that no single country out there has written them, for we can arrest you in this country and charge you under a Canadian law if we have evidence that you abused Ugandans when you were in power. The Rwandese that have been arrested in this country we even have a specific fund to fly Rwandese from Kigali to the court system here and bite you with evidence. abuse2

So if you are in Uganda and in power and abused the population do not think about showing up in Canada for we will arrest you. In fact we now have a special section in The RCMP {Royal Canadian Mountain Police} which only investigates people with human rights abuse in their own countries. Since we now have the ability of Utube and cameras, record many of these things for they are going to be useful in front of a judge. And after you serve the time The Canadian law set up, we pack you on a flight out back to your country. Uganda Police officers need to get this information. But when photographs like these are posted, I need to know the particulars of these officers, honestly there is someone in Kampala that must know these names and file numbers if possible.

The more we keep quite after such behaviors the more they will be abusive.

Edward Mulindwa.

When M7 is facing and defeating all his enemies, he has to be silly to take his personal security lightly

natasha_museveni‘……….And oh yes: it is silly for some of us to come here every day and rehearse Museveni’s death, and pray openly that his family perishes, and then cringe when he takes the same family out of the country for treatment, like taking Natasha to give birth in German. If people are wishing me dead, everyday at UAH, I would not put my life into their hands, or the hands of their cousins and uncles and that is just a Corporal telling you!

If you superintend a political process where all such groups as those below, pour themselves on you right from day one and you shake them off, know that you are in a very strange world indeed!fool

1. Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA)
2. Uganda People’s Democratic Army (UPDM/A)
3. Uganda People’s Army (UPA)
4. Ruwenzururu Kingdom Freedom Movement
5. Uganda Freedom Movement (UFM)
6. Uganda Mujahdeen Movement (UMM)
7. Ninth October Movement/Army (NOM/A)
8. Allied Democratic Front/Force (ADF)
9. Force Obote Back Army (FOBA),
10. Federal Democratic Movement (Fedemo)
11. West Nile Bank Front (WNBF) I &II
12. Uganda National Democratic Alliance/Kirimuttu (UNDA)
13. National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU)
14. Uganda National Rescue Front (UNRF) I &II
15. Holy Spirit Movement/Holy Spirit Mobile Forces (HSM) I
16. Holy Spirit Movement/Holy Spirit Mobile Forces (HSM) II
17. Citizen Army for Multiparty Politics (CAMP),
18. Action Restore Justice (ARJ)
19. Former Uganda National Army (FUNA),
20. Anti-Referendum Army (ARA),
21. Peoples’ Redundant Army (PRA)
22. Uganda Salvation Force/Army (USF/A)
23. Lord’s Army
24. Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto


Sarah Kisosonkole Kabeja, the mother of Ssabassajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.Just as she looks in this picture - very kind, beautiful and lovely!!! R.I.P

Sarah Kisosonkole Kabeja, the mother of Ssabassajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.Just as she looks in this picture – very kind, beautiful and lovely!!! R.I.P

1/8 To fully appreciate Kabaka Mutesa’s financial predcament in exile from 1966, we have to look back at the fiscal sources of the 1966 fiasco that led to that exile. Let me try to give the facts as I was made to understand them in my P4 civics classes. Initial troubles centred on the financial position of Buganda, leading to protracted wrangles between Entebbe and Mmengo over the interpretation of Article 1 of schedule 9 of the 1962 constitution (See pp. 173-4 1962 Constitution at compatriotto, The Central government sought to deduct from its grants to Mmengo additional revenue accruing to Buganda from graduated tax on non-Africans, rents received from public land, leases to urban authorities etc.

2/8 Earlier on, the Relationship Commission (Munster Commission) had laid out the means through which the central government would maintain firm financial discipline over local authorities but curiously, Mmengo did not think that those stipulations applied to Buganda insisting that its relationship with the centre was special and different from that of other local authorities. This (mistaken) view was largely informed by the leverage Buganda had over the UPC government, having eased it into power through the UPC-KY alliance. In spite of that, though, AM Obote is remembered to have insisted that, “we refuse to sign a blank cheque to the Buganda Government”.

3/8 For all its feeling of being special, Buganda was however not assisted by the never-ending financial misdemeanours by the Michael Kintu ministry (Kintu was the Katiikiro until he was deposed in 1964 after Buganda lost in the referendum over the “lost counties”). While Buganda had £1 million in its coffers by the end of 1958, this had dwindled to a mere £465,000 in 1960. In 1963, it was in the red by £226,863.

4/8 In 1965, the Planning Commission of the Buganda Government warned that the Kabaka’s government was on the brink of bankruptcy and that the ministers whose nepotism had reached new limits were the worst offenders. The report also sent out danger signs on the state of morale of the Buganda civil service which it warned, had reached a very low ebb. Another report of a committee led by a Makerere academic, DP Ghai warned that the feeble control by the central government on public expenditure in the kingdom had resulted in a perilous financial situation at Mmengo.

5/8 In 1965, Buganda finances were already in a considerable overdraft but even then, Mmengo went ahead to craft a budget that right from conception, suffered a deficit of £430,000, all this on top of a sum of £200,000 loaned internally to key officials at Mmengo for personal use.

6/8 Through all this, the services that had been transferred to the Buganda government as a federal authority were being heavily subsidised by the central government. Even in the face of that reality and evidence of financial indiscipline, Mmengo wanted the payer of the piper not to have anything to do with calling the tune: the Kabaka Government insisted that in spite of Central government subsidies, Mmengo was entitled to spend according to its own policies and legislation. Entebbe on the other had insisted that it was not obliged to subsidise schemes over which it had no control, particularly in light of reports of serious financial impropriety on the part of the Kabaka Government.

7/8 All this tussling was happening against the backdrop of the pending resolution of the thorny question of the “lost counties” (Buyaga and Bugangaizi) of Bunyoro; which the 1961 Constitutional Conference, attended by Buganda, was supposed to be resolved by a referendum to be held by the central government on a convenient date not earlier than two years after independence, i.e., after 8th October 1964.

8/8 Thus the stage was set for a serious political stalemate between Entebbe and Mmengo……the rest is….as much of history as it is hysteria.

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

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