More than 1,500 security personnel, including the army and police have been deployed to oversee security, during Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi’s three-day visit in Sembabule, the Resident District Commissioner, Mr Joseph Ssekabiito, has said.
Mr Ssekabiito made the announcement during a security update ahead of the Kabaka’s visit last weekend.
The Kabaka, who arrived in the district yesterday, will visit prominent farmers and development projects today before marking his 21st coronation anniversary tomorrow at the district headquarters.
Mr Ssekabiito said 30,000 people are expected to turn up for the event.
The southern region police commander, Mr Noah Sserunjogi, said all regional police commanders have been put on the alert.
Speaking to the Daily Monitor yesterday, Mr Felix Nsamba Kabajjo, the traditional chief of Mawogola County, said people had started arriving in the district to celebrate the Kabaka’s coronation.
This year’s celebration will focus on sensitising subjects on how to prevent diseases.
In an earlier interview, Dr Ben Mukwaya, the kingdom’s health minister, said many subjects were dying of diseases such as measles, which could have been prevented if they were sensitised.