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SFC commandos train King Oyo in military skills


King Oyo

The King of Tooro Kingdom Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV is currently undergoing military training at a school run by the elite army unit, Special Forces Command [SFC].

The latest report indicates that the youngest monarch checked in at Fort Kasenyi Special Forces School Entebbe also known as Kasenyi Military School on June 1, 2016.

The training school is being conducted by the Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite force that protects the President, First Lady and key installations in the country and commanded by first son, Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

SFC spokesperson Major Chris Magezi told Insider on Friday that the king was undergoing Basic Leadership Training which will take three months.

“It’s a Basic Leadership Training programme like the one done Kyankwanzi-based National Leadership Institute,” Magezi said.

He said there were some activities ongoing at Kyankwanzi, the reason the army opted to take the king to Entebbe Special Forces school.

In December 2015, a team instituted by President Yoweri Museveni to investigate the conflicts in Tooro Kingdom suggested that Oyo undertakes training to acquire basic leadership and military skills.

The report suggested that Oyo lacked basic leadership skills to lead better as a monarch.

On Saturday, Oyo was supposed to attend the 87th birthday of his grandfather, Prince Switzer Kaijomurubi, but the monarch was no where to be found.

Kaijamurubi is the only surviving child of the late King of Tooro, Daudi Kyebambe Kasagama.

Born on 16 April 1992 to King Patrick David Mathew Kaboyo Olimi III and Queen Best Kemigisa Kaboyo, Oyo ascended the throne at three and half years later in 1995.

He succeeded his father to become the 12th ruler of the 180-year-old Kingdom of Toro.

He is currently the world’s youngest ruling monarch, taking the place of previous record holder, King Mswati of Swaziland, who was crowned at 18 years of age.

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