Tooro Prince David Kijanangoma Released on Bond

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On Monday, Prince Kijanangoma, a cousin to the King of Tooro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV said they were planning to throw the King out of the throne for failure to perform.

David Kijanangoma, the Tooro Kingdom Prince who was arrested and charged with inciting violence and holding illegal meetings, has been released on police bond.

Kijanangoma together with his relatives Kamara Jubilee and Allan Kawaya Kagoro were arrested last evening after reporting to Fort Portal police station where they had been summoned by Geoffrey Kaheebwa, the Kabarole district police commander. The three spent close to three hours undergoing interrogation.

They were however released at 9:00pm and ordered to report to the police every week on Tuesday.

Kaheebwa said that the police will not allow any member of the royal family to hold meetings without seeking permission from the police.

On Monday, Prince Kijanangoma, a cousin to the King of Tooro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV  said they were planning to throw the King out of the throne for failure to perform.

Prince Kijanangoma, the younger brother of Patrick Happy Kijanangoma, the former King Tooro who was killed in 1999, says that King Oyo has abdicated his kingdom duties and decided to live in Kampala. He also accuses the king of disrespecting cultural norms and failure to prevail over the Queen Mother Best Kemigisa to stop interfering in Kingdom matters.

Prince Kijanangoma told Uganda Radio Network that he will continue pushing for change in the monarchy and denied that he had overthrown King Oyo.
 

 

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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.