The Toro Kingdom clan council will boycott this Saturday's meeting of the kingdom's supreme council.
On December 31st Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV is expected to meet his subjects from Kyenjojo, Ntoroko and Kabarole. The event will coincide with the swearing in of the new Toro prime minister, Seemu Rubale, and the reappointment of regents to stand in for the Omukama when he is abroad.
The clan heads have announced that they will not attend the meeting. They are angry that the king refused to meet them earlier this week and he turned down a request to listen to their grievances.
Some members of the clan council have sued the Omukama for sacking the former Prime Minister William Nyakatura. They say his action was based on misinformation from members of the Toro royal family that took advantage of his absence to steal land and mislead the kingdom.
When the suit was filed earlier this year, the Fort Portal resident judge, Justice Owinyi Dollo, urged the council to seek an amicable solution to the matter. However following this week's events, the council has resolved to proceed with its suit.
Omukama Oyo assumed full control of the kingdom when he turned 18 in April. Since then, he has barely been in charge of Toro because he is a student at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom.
The Omukama's problems are vast. There is unrest in the kingdom parliament and the clan heads are opposed actions taken in his absence.
On Sunday more than 50 former servicemen who participated in the Second World War stormed the Omukama's palace to protest the sale of their land on Malibo Road in Fort Portal town. Oyo had previously given the veterans the property for the construction of a rehabilitation center.
Isaac Bitanihirwa, leader of the veterans, says the land sale was orchestrated by sacked premier William Nyakatura. He says the Omukama agreed to investigate the matter as soon as possible.