Omukama Iguru appears in public ending weeks of death rumours

His Majesty, Dr Solomon Iguru, the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom boards his vehicle at Karuziika Palace in Hoima City today Tuesday, January 26, 2020.

After weeks of rumours that the Omukama (King) of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Dr Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, had succumbed to some strange illness, Kazi-njema News has this (Tuesday) afternoon sighted him alive at his Karuziika Palace in Hoima City.

The Omukama who did not speak to journalists was sighted smartly dressed walking towards his official car that was immediately driven out of the palace through the main gate.

This was after a brief meeting with a delegation of kingdom ministers led by the Premier, Andrew Kirungi Byakutaaga Ateenyi.

Shortly later, Mr Francis Mugerwa, the kingdom Minister for Information told journalists that the Omukama hand no any health complications and was doing his usual duties well.

Mr Mugerwa expressed concern about the growing abuse of social media platforms that circulated baseless rumours about the Omukama.

He urged the Banyoro to use social media to promote the kingdom and discuss developmental issues because platform has proven to be an effective conduit to disseminate information if it is not abused.

Audio: Mugerwa on death rumours (English)
A Royal Guard closes the door after the Royal Highness Solomon Iguru boarded his vehicle at Karuziika Palace in Hoima City on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

The delayed confirmation of the leader and founder of the Faith of Unity, Owobusobozi Bisaka’s death could have created more room for suspicion amongst the kingdom subjects about Omukama Iguru’s health.

The high profile Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom officials today had a busy schedule engaging different stakeholders including religious institutions in their bid to rebuild the kingdom partnerships with various influential stakeholders that will take it to greater heights through economic and cultural empowerment.

Earlier in the day, Premier Byakutaaga and his team had a lengthy meeting with Bishop Vincent Kirabo Amooti of the Hoima Catholic Diocese at his residence in Bujumbura and the Regional Kadhi at Bwikya Muslim headquarters in the afternoon before proceeding to meet other religious leaders.

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