Busoga Loyalists to Trek to Entebbe to Receive Kyabazinga

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Dr. Joseph Muvawala, the Busoga Kingdom premier says the Kyabazinga will travel aboard an Emirates flight, which is expected to touch down at Entebbe International airport at 1pm on Wednesday.

More than 300 Busoga Kingdom loyalists are trekking from Jinja to Entebbe to receive the Kyabazinga William Gabula IV. Gabula is expected to jet into the country on Wednesday afternoon from the United Kingdom, where he has been attending his Master's degree in Business Administration at Coventry University.

 
Dr. Joseph Muvawala, the Busoga Kingdom premier says the Kyabazinga will travel aboard an Emirates flight, which is expected to touch down at Entebbe International airport at 1pm on Wednesday. He says a few royal chiefs and government officials will receive the Kyabazinga William Gabula IV at the airport while the remaining group will meet him at Lido beach.
 

Yekoniya Balondemu, one of the Busoga Kingdom loyalists trekking to Entebbe says the return of the king is good news for the Kingdom.
 
 
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Patrick Kamau, a resident of Kakira is excited about the return of the Kyabazinga and asks other Kingdom loyalists to show up in large numbers to welcome him.
 

Vernacular bite


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Timothy Lusala Batuwa, another Busoga loyalist says he decided to trek to Entebbe for the love and respect for the institution of the Kyabazinga. Lusala says they now boast of the most educated cultural leader in Uganda. Gabula graduated as economist from Kyambogo University. He studied at Butiki primary school and Busoga College Mwiri for his primary and secondary education respectively.
 

Following his graduation from Kyambogo University, he went on to work with the Finance, Planning and Economics Development Ministry as an Auditor and later as an economic analyst with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.

 
Gabula was coronated in September 2014 following years of conflict with Prince Edward Columbus, the son of the late Kyabazinga Henry Wako Muloki. Columbus was hurriedly sworn in by some royal chiefs as Kyabazinga shortly after the death of his father in 2008.  However, a section of the royal chief protested the move saying the position of Kyabazinga is rotational.