Tooro Prince, David Kijanangoma, has rushed to High Court in Boma Fort Portal seeking an injunction to cease all Kingdom activities until his main suit is heard on September 29, 2015.
This comes barely a week after President Yoweri Museveni met the two rivals at State Lodge Fort Portal to resolve their differences.
Museveni even appointed religious leaders in the Rwenzori region to chair the dialogue and end the power struggle in the Kingdom.
Yet, Kijanangoma through his right hand man, Mr. George Kusemererwa, is asking court to close Tooro Kingdom bank accounts and end revenue collection from all kingdom assets like land, houses and the like till his case is disposed of.
The summons drawn by his legal team headed by lawyer Musana which was filed last week reads in part: “a temporary injunction does issue against the respondents restraining them, their agents and workmen from dealing whatsoever in the management of the kingdom of Tooro assets, bank accounts and properties and that the same injunction restrains the respondents, their agents and workmen from alienating kingdom property and from transacting business on the kingdom Bank Accounts till the determination of the substantive main suit.”
The Prince’s most loyal supporter, Andrew Irumba, says the application is expected to be heard on September 25.
Court documents asked concerned parties to attend the learned judge in chambers on the 29th/Sept/2015 at 900hrs o’clock in the forenoon or soon thereafter.
Also sued is former Prime Minister of Tooro Kingdom, Steven Kaliba, and his successor (newly elected prime minister of Tooro) a one Mr. Bernard Tungwako.
In his submission, the applicant Kusemererwa, who is also a member to one of the highest kingdom’s policy making organ, Tooro Clans Council, decried Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV’s continued illegal land transactions, abrogation of the kingdom’s constitution and selling of Tamteco tea estates, among others.
These are exactly the issues for which Kijanangoma wants to take the throne from King Oyo.
Irumba says the Prince may not seek further dialogue with King Oyo especially after Musuuga Kamurasi tried to arm-twist the president to remove Kijanangoma from Rwengoma palace but failed.
It is said since the constitution of Uganda and Tooro empowers people to choose their cultural leader and how they shall be governed, the Prince is now confident of his path more than ever.
The president had also promised to consult the Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi, to interpret the constitution and find a way of resolving Tooro matters.