In the chronicles of history, some figures defy classification, shatter conventional expectations and surpass the limits of imagination. Prince Kimera is an enigmatic personality who blazed a fascinating and unconventional trail. From a humble beginning,he learned that practicing cow dung medicine and other herbs can heal many ailments. Kimera rose to the highest echelons of power as a Prince of the Buganda Kingdomin 2004 when his real identity was clarified while in the United States hence the change of names from what he grew up with after being left to an older woman called Mariah Naiga.
Prince Kimera’s journey started when his relatives were diagnosed with H.I.V., an illness that doctors could not cure in 1986. The same year, he lost over seven relatives,among the first in the country. His guardian mother, a traditional healer, decided to use cow dung medicine as an insect repellant, lemon grass and pyrethrum for malaria control, and red jathrophafor H.I.V. patients that many carried in small jerricans to treat themselves.
Surprisingly, the medicine worked for some, not others.Among the many cases that he saw at the age of 13 and the beginning of health centers to contain the disease was one of his Aunt Namatovu, who contracted the disease in early 1986 and still lives today.Another is his half sister who contracted the virus from an Italian boyfriend who passed living three children with her. She still lives today, he says.
Others who passed were his uncles,Ssegawa, Katumba, Maswe, and his stepmother,who raised him.
This experience left a lasting impression on him and sparked his interest in conventional medicine when his father (one who raised him) died of Kaposi Sarcoma and the biological mother dying of the same in 1996 a year after Prince Kimera arrived in the United States. He had realized that many factors that affected the body, causing most ailments were excess mucus that engulfed the cells, hence creating a loss of immunity. He further stated that the only way a body would become alkaline was to eliminate that extra mucus, excessive sugar and fat tissue so the cells could fight any disease- a statement some doctors believe might be true.
He completed his primary seven at Bugema Adventist school, where he served as the chapel leader and head of the boys’ depository choir and was forced into the guerrilla war by the F.E.D.E.M.U.-the movement that was operating in the area.He studied his senior one to senior six at St. Francis Secondary School, Mengo, near Kabaka’s Palace and Kabaka’s Lake.
The ambitious Prince traveled across the United States, living in Michigan City, Indiana, Brookshire, and Houston in Texas, Chicago,and neighboring African countries next to Uganda.After graduation from Texas Health School, he practiced at Autumn Grove CottageAlzheimers elderly center in Texas, where he was ranked the best.His reputation grew for being observant and helping with traditional herbal medicine which he had learned as a young boy to help heal some ailments at the center,and he soon became known as one of the best brains in the healing worldat the time. His supervisor Kristi at the Katy Facility, knew him as an extraordinary man, and he got entrusted with the medicine room key and operations, giving him the authority to command the MARS BOOK actions.
Despite his success in having learned traditional Medicine, Prince Kimera felt unfulfilled. He felt he was meant for something more significant than being someone who knows more about plants. He decided to use his position as a Prince to bring awareness of foods as the best medicine for any human being as long as it grows by with it’s own genetical mutation that is not altered, not manufactured, created, or invented for ingestion.
His intelligence, charm, and work ethic have impressed many, including government officials in Uganda and the United States. He started several companies that offer jobs to hundreds of people in the construction, records management, security, humanitarian work, and health sectors.
His reputation has gone as far as South Africa, where he wasawarded five awards, Zambia where he was given two awards in 2022 and nominated at the University of Botswana for an Honorary Degree for his mosquito repellant invention this year.
Prince Kimera maybe royalty, but his down-to-earth nature and desire to be innovative is extraordinary. From humble beginnings, he defied the odds and used his intellect and ambition to achieve greatness. Through his innovative ideas and unwavering determination, he transformed traditional medicine,which has led him to be a respected citizen in his community. His resilience and adaptability were further exemplified by his ability to navigate the complex world of politics. Prince Kimera’s legacy inspires us all, reminding us that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. His fascinating life will continue to inspire generations to come.