March 3, 2015

King Oyo To Be Dethroned

Members of the Tooro royal family are pushing for a vote of no confidence in the King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV for allegedly abdicating his kingdom duties.

Tooro Kingdom's King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV
Tooro Kingdom’s King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV

On Saturday, close relatives of King Oyo including his paternal uncles and aunties met in Kampala to push for a change in the monarchy.

Speaking in Fort Portal on behalf of the King’s relatives, Prince David Kijanangoma, a cousin to King Oyo said that they have decided to take action against the King for alleged incompetence.

Prince Kijanagoma is the son of the late Paul Kijanangoma, the eldest son of Sir George Rukidi, the former King of Tooro.

He is also the younger brother of Happy Kijanangoma, who was shot dead in Fort Portal in 1999.

The constitution of Tooro Kingdom constitution empowers members of the royal family in consultation with clan leaders to remove the King on grounds of incompetence, incapacitation to lead and illness.

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