The head of the Tooro Royal Clan, Charles Kayondo Kamurasi (Omusuga) has been summoned by the Tooro Kingdom Parliament (Orukurato) to explain the circumstances surrounding the failed marriage of Princess Ruth Komuntale to Christopher Thomas.
Fred Mugenyi, the secretary of the kingdom parliament demands in a letter dated November 12th 2013 that Kamurasi, a paternal uncle to Komuntale should speak to the kingdom parliament about the failed marriage of the Batebe (King’s elder sister). The letter demands that Kamurasi appears before the elders on Tuesday November 19, 2013.
Kamurasi, a brother to Komuntale’s biological father, the late King of Tooro Patrick Olimi Kaboyo II, hosted the royal introduction ceremony of Komuntale to Christopher Thomas at his home at Gweri village in Karambi Sub County.
Mugenyi states in the letter that since the marriage break up was reported in the media, the Tooro Royal family has been silent on the matter.
Last month, Princess Komuntale and Christopher called to an end, their 11 month old marriage with posts on their face book pages confirming that their marriage had ended.
In her post, Komuntale accused Thomas of being promiscuous and physically abusive.
Later on, there was an alleged apology on social media, purportedly from Komuntale’s husband, Christopher Thomas, apologizing to his wife the princess, the Queen Mother of Tooro, Batooro and Ugandans at large.
According to Mugenyi, the kingdom parliament has a right to know what exactly happened to the couple, since it played a key role in the preparations of the highly publicized wedding in November last year.
However, Kamurasi told local media that he has not yet received the communication from the kingdoms parliament. Kamurasi says that if he is summoned, he has nothing to tell the members of the kingdom parliament, since the Kingdom premier, Steven Kaliba issued a statement on the same matter.
Kaliba requested Thomas Christopher to desist from discussing their failed marriage on the social media.
According to Kaliba, using the social media to discuss private family matters does not only injure and cause further pain to him and Komuntale, but also to their respective families.
Kamurasi also says that since it was a decision taken by the couple to divorce, he doesn’t want to interfere in their privacy. According to Kamurasi, he has also tried to speak to Komuntale, who is currently in South Africa about the matter, but in vain.
But Henry Mugenyi, a member of the kingdom parliament says that members of the royal family are embarrassed to speak out on the matter, because they are also responsible for the failed marriage, since they didn’t prepare the young princess for marriage.