Kuomboka takes place amid tight security

SECURITY was tight yesterday when Litunga Imwiko II accompanied by Vice-President Guy Scott kicked off the Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi people in Mongu.

Several security officers surrounded the Litunga’s palace while others positioned themselves on the periphery of Lealui Royal Village following threats of subversive acts by individuals opposed to the holding of this year’s ceremony.

Western Province police commissioner told The Post on Friday that some unknown individuals had been distributing flyers in Mongu discouraging people from attending this year’s Kuomboka ceremony.

However, all was calm and serene when Vice-President Scott, who represented President Michael Sata at this year’s ceremony, touched down at Lealui in the company of his wife, Charlotte, and was received by the acting Ngambela, Siisi, who is also Induna Kalonga within the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE).