A 30 year old man, who claimed to be the elder brother of Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru, has been officially recognized by the royal family.
A 30 year old man, who claimed to be the elder brother of Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru, has been officially recognized by the Kingdom and royal family.
Prince Saul Livingstone Mpuuga rose to prominence late last year when he revealed that he was the elder son of the late Omukama Patrick Olimi Kaboyo II.
Mpuuga said that his late mother, Joyce Rubuga met Kaboyo in the King’s palace where she worked as a maid.
His revelation generated debate among the public in Fort Portal which continues todate.
Mpuuga was recognized by members of the royal clan, the Babiito, at a meeting held at the home of Professor Edward Rugumayo in Fort Portal town.
When contacted for a comment, Rugumayo declined to reveal the details of Mpuuga’s recognition and referred the reporter to the secretary of the royal family.
In a telephone interview, Isaac Rabwoni, the secretary of the royal family said that Mpuuga’s recognition was arrived at after a five member committee was appointed to carry out investigations on his claims.
According to Rabwoni, the committee established Mpuuga’s revelations were true. He however refused to reveal what kind of investigations was carried out.
Rabwoni also denied rumors that have been circulating that Mpuuga was subjected to a DNA test.
According to Rabwoni, since Mpuuga is a Senior Three dropout, there are plans to have him return to school. He says that the royal family has written to the kingdom authorities requesting for school fees for Mpuuga.
He also says that King Oyo, who turned 20 on Monday, has been informed about the recognition of Mpuuga and will soon meet his only brother.
In an interview, Mpuuga said that he is excited to be finally recognized by the royal family and that being away from his relatives for a long time has been haunting him.
Mpuuga also says that he is eagerly waiting to meet King Oyo.
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Last year, when Mpuuga revealed he was Kaboyo’s son, Charles Kamurasi, the head of the royal clan said that King Oyo was the only son of Kaboyo and that Mpuuga had a hidden agenda and was being used by some people to destabilize the kingdom.
Until Mpuuga’s revelation, Oyo and his two sisters were the only known children of Omukama Kaboyo who died in August 1995. Oyo’s elder sister, Ruth Nsemere Komuntale lives in the US while his young sister, Cecilia Komukyeya died in October 1997 aged four years.
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