Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and Nnabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to David F.K Mpaga, who is the Minister of Special Assignments in the Kabaka’s Office, Kabaka and Nnabagereka received their vaccine jabs from the Lubiri (palace) in Kireka.
“Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and the Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda Luswata were vaccinated against #COVID19 at the Lubiri in Kireka today,” Mpanga shared in a tweet on Friday.
The development comes at the heels of social media reports that the Kabaka is unwell, following his public appearance on Tuesday while celebrating his 66th birthday.
Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga on Friday afternoon dismissed the claims and said that the Kabaka was suffering from an allergy.
Kabaka and Nnabagereka now join President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni among the list of high profile Ugandans that have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
The president and first lady both got their first doses of the vaccine on March 27, 2021.
Other high profile Ugandans that have received their first jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine include Minister of Health Dr. Ruth Aceng, who launched the vaccination program on March 10, 2021 and The First Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali who was vaccinated on March 25, 2021.
According to the Ministry of Health, 220,893 Ugandans have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 ever since the process started last month.