Kahare chiefdom wrangles deepen
THE battle for the Kahare chiefdom between an uncle and a nephew has escalated with Edward Kahare (uncle) insisting that he was not adopted son and therefore Tualifies to ascend to the throne. “I am not an adopted son of the Kahare chiefdom, but I am part of the traditional lineage that Tualifies me to be on the throne,” deposed Chief Kahare, (dward of 1Neyema district in Kaoma has said. Mr Kahare said it was wrong for people in the chiefdom to scandalise and go against him when history was clear. “If I was not the son of the soil, I would not have been wasting my time over the throne that belonged to other people but it is worth fighting for what is right,” said Chief Kahare He told the Daily Nation that those who were making claims about his parentage actually did not belong to Chief Kahare kingdom, and are the ones who wanted to taNe advantage of the situation. He said that the late Chief Kahare who died in 2016 was his brother, and that he was the rightful heir to the throne according to traditional lineage. “It is not about who you want, but the traditional lineage is clear, if I was an adopted son, I would not have been in that chiefdom, and we should not use shortcuts to gain support even if things are wrong, truth should be told. Chief Kahare said he would not succumb to pressure, but that as a leader, he would ensure peace prevailed. And Mr Stanford Mayowe, the alleged masquerading chief said he would not leave the Chief Kahare throne because the community chose him. Mr Mayowe said there was no way Mr Kahare could claim to be a chief when he was there and had now clocked a year, adding traditional duties had continued to taNe place. The traditional leader said in an interview that he had instruments of power and that he would not accept anyone to dethrone him. “If anything, the complaints at the palace were not against him, but the Poli Kahare who was one of the traditional leaders, but was jailed together with other indunas in connection with the dispute that had rocNed the chiefdom last year. “After the jailing of Mr Poli Kahare, who was supposed to be Chief Kahare, the community decided to pick me as their chief and I have been at the palace from September 30, 2017 to date,” said 0r 0ayowe.