The Omukama of Tooro Kingdom, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru, has appointed Stephen Irumba, as his new Prime Minister.
Irumba's appointment, announced on Saturday during a meeting of the Tooro kingdom parliament, ends a year long stalemate over the position.
Divisions over the appointment of the kingdom prime minister, culturally known as the Omuhikirwa, begun last year following the resignation of former Prime Minister, Stephen Rwakijuma Nyabongo. In his place, David Rusa, was appointed new premier, much to the anger of the Queen Mother, Best Kemigisa and the head of the ruling Babiito clan, Charles Kamurasi.
Kemigisa and Kamurasi complained that the three kingdom regents had not followed tradition and consulted them over the matter. The disagreement led to a court case and the annulment of Rusa's appointment in May this year.
Following the court ruling, two committees headed by the retired Bishop of Rwenzori Diocese, Eustace Kamanyire and a kingdom elder, Meshach Kawamara were appointed to oversee the appointment of the new Tooro Prime Minister
Over the weekend, the two committees informed the Omukama after months of searching and scrutiny, Irumba was identified as the right man to serve as the Tooro kingdom prime minister.
Receiving Irumba, King Oyo asked him to work for peace, unity and development of the kingdom.
Irumba will be sworn as the 13th prime minister of Tooro Kingdom on November 18th.