Busoga Kingdom Lukiiko Sworn In

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96 members of the Busoga kingdom Lukiiko have been sworn in after three years of political wrangling.

96 members of the Busoga kingdom Lukiiko have been sworn in after three years of political wrangling.
The Lukiiko with George Mutyabule as speaker was sworn in Thursday afternoon at Busoga kingdom hall in the presence of David Kaunhe Wakhooli the acting Kyabazinga  and Isabalangila of Busoga and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
 
After taking his oath, George Mutyabule congratulated the members on overcoming their differences. He called upon Busoga Kingdom to unite and put behind them the six years of wrangles. 
 
The swearing in ceremony was attended by 10 out of the 11 royal chiefs. Bulamogi clan chief Columbus Waako Wambuzi did not attend.
 
The Busoga Lukiiko consists of members from 10 counties of Kigulu, Busiki, Bugabula, Bunha, Bunhole, Luuka, Butembe, Bukhooli and Bugweri. Bulamogi county refused to send their members in protest of the swearing of the Lukiiko after Wilson Muwereza, the former Busoga Prime Minister, was sacked by the acting Kyabazinga of Busoga David Kaunhe Wakhooli.
 
The swearing in comes barely a month after High Court in Jinja through Assistant Registrar Twinomuhwezi Henry ruled that the kingdom needed to retain the leadership that was in charge over the last six years. The order implied that the acting Kyabazinga David Kaunhe Wakhooli and the newly sworn in Busoga Lukiiko should not assume office.
 
Samuel Nigoya, the Isabalangila of Bulamogi chiefdom says following the president’s directive, the acting Kyabazinga’s entering office at Busoga kingdom and the swearing in of Busoga Lukiiko is unconstitutional and was therefore dismissed by the court.
 
Daudhi Kaunhe Wakhooli the acting Kyabazinga of Busoga called for the Lukiiko of Busoga to make laws that will develop Busoga kingdom and not create disputes among the people leaders of Busoga kingdom.
 
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called on the locals in Busoga to develop household income with the local cultural leaders spear heading the move.
 
Museveni also called for Bulamogi chiefdom and its leadership to join the 10 counties to form 11 that form Busoga kingdom.
 
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Busoga Lukiiko left office in 2011 after their two year constitutional term expired.
 
Busoga kingdom has had wrangles since the death of His Royal Highness Henry Mulooki in 2008.