Princess Elizabeth Bagaya, a paternal aunt of Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru is persuading Prince David Kijanangoma, a member of the royal family to abandon his plan to oust the King.
This morning, Bagaya held a secret meeting with Kijanangoma at Travellers Inn, Fort Portal to discuss the matter that has fuelled bickering between Tooro Kingdom subjects.
Prince Kijanangoma confirmed in an interview with Uganda Radio Network that in the meeting, which was informal, Bagaya requested him to abandon his mission to oust King Oyo because it has divided the royal family and the people of Tooro.
Kijjanangoma accuses King Oyo of incompetence, mismanagement of kingdom affairs and abandoning his palace in Tooro to live in Buganda kingdom contrary to a requirement by the constitution of Tooro Kingdom.
Bagaya said in the meeting that all concerns raised about mismanagement of kingdom affairs by the King and Queen Mother Best Kemigisa will be addressed gradually, Kijjanangoma told his supporters moments later.
He however stated that he will not give up his plans.
After the meeting, Bagaya proceeded to the Rwengoma Palace, where she also met Prince George William Kagoro, who last month offered the palace to Kijanangoma to live in.
Bagaya accused Kagoro of offering the palace to Kijanangoma as shelter to rebel against King Oyo.
She also demanded that they chase him out of the palace, Kagoro told URN in an interview.
Kagoro said Kijanangoma has a right to stay at his grandfather’s palace.
Kagoro also questioned Bagaya’s interest in the palace at such a time yet in the past; it had been neglected by the royal family and kingdom administration.
In an interview, Bagaya confirmed the meetings, but declined to divulge details.
She instead blamed the media for giving fame to an ‘impostor.’
On Tuesday, Charles Kamurasi, the head of the royal clan said King Oyo can’t seek a meeting with Kijanangoma because he has already rebelled against the King and is now considered an enemy of Tooro by the Kingdom subjects.
Kamurasi wants Kijanangoma to formally apologize to the people of Tooro.