King Oyo: Kijanangoma must apologise


King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV


The King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV has ruled out reconciliation with Prince David Kijanangoma, a member of the royal family who wants him ousted.

The decision was made in a meeting held at the Kingdom Palace in Fort Portal.

Charles Kamurasi, the head of the Tooro royal family says that Prince Kijanangoma should have voiced his concerns to the royal clan assembly before publicly declaring his intention.

Kamurasi said that Kijanangoma has already rebelled against the King and is now considered an enemy of Tooro by the Kingdom subjects.  

As such, King Oyo cannot seek a meeting with Kijjanangoma until he formally apologizes to the people of Tooro.

Kamurasi dismissed a claim by Kijjanangoma that his attempts to seek audience with the King to address his concerns were frustrated.

On Monday, Prince David Kijanangoma declared himself King of Tooro at a function held at his palace in Rwengoma.

Kijanangoma announced that he would storm the main kingdom palace at Karuzika, to oust King Oyo within a period of two months.

But Kamurasi said it was abominable for Kijanangoma to call himself King since he hasn’t undergone any recognized rituals that make on a King.

Some of the rituals include sounding the royal drum nine times and receiving nine spears to defend his kingdom.

Since Kijanangoma announced plans to oust King Oyo, there have been several calls from religious leaders and elders in Tooro kingdom for reconciliation between the two different factions.

They argue that if the conflicts are not amicably resolved, the Kingdom and the royal family will remain split.

Kamurasi claims that they have reports that the rebel prince is being used by individuals to achieve selfish interests.


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