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Worry as Namibia gov’t confirms Kabaka admitted to psychotherapeutic hospital

There is rising anxiety among sections of people in Buganda Kingdom as more new details continue to emerge about the health of King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

At the facility, the Kabaka was visited by Joseph Ndawula, the Ugandan Ambassador to Namibia.

The Monarch is now reported to be undergoing psychotherapeutic treatment in the Southwestern country of Namibia.

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The Namibian government confirmed this news through its German Embassy last week.

HE Martin Andjaba, the Namibian Ambassador in Berlin revealed on May 24 that the Kabaka was receiving treatment at a facility in the country’s northwestern region of Kunene.

The Embassy wishes to inform you that King Ronald Muwenda II is not detained in Namibia,” wrote the envoy.

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He arrived in the country in April 2024 for medical treatment and is currently at Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Centre in the Outjo area in the Kunene Region.

From its website, the hospital boasts expertise in treating conditions such as depressive disorders, anxiety-related disorders, personality dysfunctions (psychosis), post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), stress management, somatoform disorders, substance-related disorders, and childhood-related disorders.

It also claims to offer “a unique and smaller, patient-friendly therapeutic environment, adaptable to the specific treatment needs of every individual.

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Earlier this month, Buganda Kingdom confirmed Kabaka Mutebi’s trip to Namibia, upon return from Europe for treatment.

The Kingdom said the monarch was advised by his doctors to take a break from work to focus on recuperation.

The doctors advised that he take some rest before he can resume his official duties,” the Kingdom stated.

At the facility, the King was visited by Joseph Ndawula, the Ugandan Ambassador to Namibia.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Andjaba dispelled reports that the king had been “detained,” adding that those who wished to visit him would be allowed if they met the necessary requirements.

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The Ambassador was responding to an official request filed by a Ugandan living in Germany about the health of the Kabaka.

Earlier in the week, a group of Ugandans dressed in traditional Kiganda attire marched to the Namibian Embassy seeking information about the whereabouts and safety of the King.

The Prime Minister of Buganda (Katikkiro) Mayiga however, has constantly dismissed these concerns and accused those with questions, of serving selfish interests and politicizing the monarch’s illness.

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