The Basongora cultural leader, Rutakirwa Ivan Bwebale.
The Basongora cultural leader, Rutakirwa Ivan Bwebale.
The Basongora cultural leader, Rutakirwa Ivan Bwebale.
The Basongora cultural leader, Rutakirwa Ivan Bwebale.

The 70-year Bwevale succumbed to cancer according to Kingdom and hospital sources.

Samuel Ntungwa, the Premier Busongora Kingdom told the press “the interim cabinet has decided that King Bwebale be buried on Friday, May 1.”

He also said the kingdom will decide on Bwebale’s successor after the burial.

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Bwebale was crowned in July 2012, amid tensions and protests from the Rwenzururu kingdom. The Busongora are among the minority ethnic groups in Kasese mainly pastoralists in the low lands of Busongora North and Busongora South.