Tight Security As New Kyabazinga Is Presented To Busoga Lukiiko

There is heightened security at Busoga kingdom headquarters in Bugembe as the William Gabula Nadiope IV; is unveiled to the Busoga Lukiiko this morning as the substantive Kyabazinga.

The acting Kyabazinga of Busoga, Prince Daudi Kaunhye Wakooli (2nR), declares Prince William Gabula IV (2ndL) (Monitor Photo)
The acting Kyabazinga of Busoga, Prince Daudi Kaunhye Wakooli (2nR), declares Prince William Gabula IV (2ndL) (Monitor Photo)

Gabula was elected on Saturday by the Busoga clan chiefs bringing to an end wrangles that have marred the kingdom since the death of the Late Kyabazinga Henry Wako Muloki in September 2008.

Shortly after, the death of Muloki, some of the Kingdom loyalists rushed and enthroned his son Columbus Wako Wambuzi.

However, this drew angry reactions from several Busoga Kingdom loyalists who argued that the post of Kyabazinga was not hereditary.

They rejected Columbus and went ahead and enthroned Gabula, which lead to wrangles. Recently, the clan chief resolved to hold fresh elections, which ushered in Galua as the substantive Kyabazinga.

Gabula is due to be presented to the Busoga Lukiiko and his subjects this morning amidst tight police deployment.

Alex Twebaze, the Kiira Regional Police commander says they deployed to ensure law and order as Gabula is presented to the Busoga Lukiiko.

Nadiope William Gabula IV
Nadiope William Gabula IV


He says police will be in the high alert to ensure the function goes on as planned.

When URN visited the Busoga kingdom headquarters, several dignitaries from central government, members of the Busoga Lukiiko, Royal chief and elders from various parts of the Busoga had already arrived for the unveiling of the Kyabazinga.

By 10am, the Kyabazinga elect, Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament and 10 royals had also arrived for the function.

George Mutyabule, the speaker Busoga Lukiiko says Nadiope will be unveiled to the Busoga Lukiiko and the Basoga as the substantive Kyabazinga following his election on Saturday.

According to Mutyabule, shortly after his election Nadiope wrote an acceptance letter expressing his willingness to serve.

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