Prince Saul Mpuuga: Komuntale Should Reconcile With Husband Top story

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In an interview with Uganda Radio Network in Fort Portal, Prince Mpuuga (33) said he hopes the couple can reconcile. He believes this is possible if both families are involved in talks to bring together the former couple. Mpuuga says it is unfortunate the Komuntale-Thomas match did not last more than 10 months yet it had been an occasion of celebration for thousands of people when they got married.

Prince Saul Livingstone Mpuuga, the elder brother of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, has called for reconciliation between his sister Princess Ruth Komuntale and her estranged husband Christopher Thomas.
 
In an interview with Uganda Radio Network in Fort Portal, Prince Mpuuga (33) said he hopes the couple can reconcile. He believes this is possible if both families are involved in talks to bring together the former couple.
 
Mpuuga says it is unfortunate the Komuntale-Thomas match did not last more than 10 months yet it had been an occasion of celebration for thousands of people when they got married.
 
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Last month, Princess Komuntale announced an end to her marriage with Thomas. She accused Thomas of infidelity and physically abusing her.
 
But Mpuuga's advice may go unheeded as he confesses that he has difficulty catching the eye of King Oyo. He says he has been blocked several times from meeting his younger brother.
 
He has, however, had a chance to chat on social media platforms like Facebook with his sister Komuntale and she has expressed a desire to meet him.
 
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Prince Mpuuga is currently pursuing his studies at Nyakasura School. He will be reporting for senior 4 next year. Mpuuga decided to go back to school 14 years after he had dropped out. He returned to school in 2011.
 
Going back to school has been a challenging experience for the prince who until last year was largely unknown to the public.
 
Prince 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. He was later officially recognized by the Kingdom and royal family at the home of Professor Edward Rugumayo in Fort Portal town.
 
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On the King’s recent graduation in the United Kingdom, Mpuuga says that it will inspire school dropouts to return to school.
 
Mpuuga also says that he is happy that King Oyo has started making personal decisions and involving the youths in kingdom activities. He however says that the King needs more support from the subjects and even Kingdom administration. 
 
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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.