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Prince David Kijanangoma has vowed not to bow before King Oyo and his camp seeking for mediation and reconciliation.

He explained that before he announced himself new King, find capsule http://connectgroups.org.au/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php he talked to King Oyo and his team about the “messing up of the kingdom, more about http://context-beermann.de/templates/context_beermann/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/com_content/archive/default.php ” urging remedies but that his views were ignored with officials saying he was tarnishing the institution’s image.

Prince Kijanangoma’s tough statement came after King Oyo instituted a nine-member committee to investigate the conflicts in the Kingdom as Kijanangoma intensified his mobilization against the king.

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Members of the ruling Babiito clan recently said Kijanangoma used wrongful procedures including the media to address his grievances instead of channelling his complaints to the Babiito Assembly.

On Wednesday, http://cellar433.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-response.php Prince Kijanangoma said his camp is not ready to reconcile but to invade the palace and oust King Oyo and his leadership for overstaying in Kampala thus abandoning his subjects; selling off of the kingdom properties and allowing the Queen Mother Bets Kemigisa to take over the Kingdom’s operations.”

“There is no reason for reconciliation because for the 23 years Oyo has been reigning as king, his administration has done more harm by evicting tenants and grabbing kingdom assets,” said Kijanangoma.

Tooro Kingdom Princess Elizabeth Bagaya in March described Kijanangoma as an impostor.

Addressing a meeting at Mucwa Complex, Princess Bagaya said, “There has been a lot of distorted information that has been circulating in the kingdom which I term as misinformation intended to poison our people”.

Princess Bagaya said the issue of succession in Tooro kingdom was streamlined and nobody would resort to the old-fashioned violent style of grabbing power in Tooro kingdom.

On the issue of King Oyo overstaying in Kampala, Bagaya said the King is ever out of the kingdom majorly to lobby for his subjects.

She said, “The kingdom authority has a list of what King Oyo has lobbied for the kingdom. Even King Oyo’s grand Father King Rukidi had a palace in Kololo in Kampala. This issue of King Oyo having a palace in Kampala is a deliberate effort to mislead the people of Tooro”.

Bagaya said the issue of succession was sorted by their late Father King Rukidi when he named Oyo’s father Oyo Kaboyo as heir and consequently his son.

Tooro Tour

However, addressing a press conference at his Rwengoma palace on Tuesday, Kijanangoma revealed that he has moral support from Ntoroko people who were fed up of the Kingdom issues, Kingdoms of Bunyoro and Buganda where he has been holding consultation and guidance meetings.

Kijanangoma, who says he is to embark on a tour of Tooro, called for calm among the people of Tooro, adding the struggle for their rights and property is just beginning.

The Prince’s aide Dan Rubombora disclosed that plans are underway to enthrone Kijanangoma as Tooro King before storming Karuzika to overthrow Oyo if he does not abdicate within three months.

He admitted that they are a rebel camp loyal to King Kijanangoma to whom they pay royal allegiance as cultural leader after denouncing King Oyo as a failure.

Rubombora said King Oyo fell short of upholding the cultural values and norms of the kingdom.
Tooro Kingdom Prince David Kijanangoma Araali has hailed President Yoweri Museveni for being “very wise” by delaying the return of Kingdom’s assets.

Tooro kingdom lost its property valued in billions of shillings to the central government when kingdoms were abolished under President Milton Obote.

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The Speaker Hon Rebecca Kadaga assured the petitioners that government would respond to their grievances.

Prince Kijanangoma on Monday said the president made the right decision to delay the return of the kingdom assets to Tooro because they would end up mismanaged by what he termed as greedy officials.

“President Museveni was so wise to delay the return of properties. If he rushed to return these assets that the Amacumu N’ebitara were demanding, they would have landed in the hands of greedy grabbers”.

Prince Kijanangoma was on Easter Monday speaking to thousands of his supporters at his improvised palace in Rwengoma after throwing them a “Royal party”.

He told his supporters, “It’s now the right time for the president to act and return the properties since I have come to protect them from being grabbed by Queen mother Best Kemigisa and his son King Oyo”.

The prince also asked president Museveni to recognize his victory and start working with him in fostering development and restoring the glory of Tooro kingdom.

Kijanangoma assured the people that he will not lose the courage of ousting King Oyo.

Joram Bintamanya asked security officers in the region to use their offices responsibly and observe fairness to all sides for the goodness of the people of Tooro.

Observers say the battle for Tooro throne is gaining momentum with Kijanangoma’s arguments being bought by many Batooro.

The Queen Mother Best Kemigisa told a church gathering on Eastern Sunday that Kijanangoma is an impostor before assuring him that “you, Kijanangoma, you will never ever be the King of Tooro.”

The visibly angry Kemigisa accused Prince Kijanangoma of trying to usurp power from her son, warning him, “You are doomed. You will fail.”

She fumed: “You are not known in Tooro kingdom. You are a fraudster planted here to cause chaos between Tooro Kingdom and its subjects, dividing us and creating an anti-Kingdom faction”.

This was the first time the Queen mother Best Kemigisa was reacting to unfolding developments in the Kingdom of Tooro.

Kijanangoma recently launched a massive campaign to topple Oyo whom he accused of spending the better part of his time in Buganda instead of leading his subjects in Tooro.

“King Oyo has detached himself from his subjects and has abdicated from kingdom duties. For example one day he woke up and announced he had done away with the kingdom constitution that it was no longer valid,” said Kijanangoma in an interview with ChimpReports.

“This wouldn’t be bad if he had made some amendments but it was wrong to abolish the constitution. He has done away with the members of the loyal clan of Tooro which is a sign of disrespect to elders”

He also attacked the Queen Mother whom she said has “sold almost all kingdom property without consulting Tooro elders and neither does she seek advice from the Orukurato (Parliament).The kingdom has lost a lot of land as she sells it and doesn’t want to be questioned. The Queen Mother has disposed off all categories of land in Tooro (for the kingdom, king and Queen Mother) which does not make any sense after being preserved for generations by the past kings.

“What if the past kings had sold it, where would the subjects be?”

Bagaya’s views

Tooro Kingdom Princess Elizabeth Bagaya believes Kijanangoma lacks legitimacy to topple Oyo.

She said the issue of succession in Tooro kingdom was streamlined and nobody would resort to the old-fashioned violent style of grabbing power in Tooro kingdom.

On the issue of King Oyo overstaying in Kampala and travelling around the world, Bagaya said the King is ever out of the kingdom majorly to lobby for his subjects.

She said, “The kingdom authority has a list of what King Oyo has lobbied for the kingdom. Even King Oyo’s grand Father King Rukidi had a palace in Kololo in Kampala. This issue of King Oyo having a palace in Kampala is a deliberate effort to mislead the people of Tooro”.

Bagaya said the issue of succession was sorted by their late Father King Rukidi when he named Oyo’s father Oyo Kaboyo as heir and consequently his son.
The South Sudan rebel movement SPLA-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar who met with the Ethiopian Prime Minister, about it http://cu1cali.com/curaduria/wp-content/plugins/popup-maker/includes/google-fonts.php Hailemariam Dessalegn last week is again set to meet his front-line generals before resuming the peace talks.

This website exclusively reported last week that Dr. Machar, who failed to sign a peace agreement with his rival President Salva Kiir in early March, met the Ethiopian leader at National Palace in Addis Ababa ahead of the resumption of the new dialogue arrangement involving the United Nations, Super Powers and other African countries.

After hearing from Hailemariam who is also the Chairman of mediator IGAD, Machar has decided to also meet, brief and get reactions from his army commanders, supporters and well-wishers on the new proposal arrangements given to him by the Ethiopian leader. The meeting is scheduled for the end of this weekend at the Upper Nile state`s small town of Pagak where the group held their first conference in 2014.

“The Chairman (Dr. Machar) is going to meet us this weekend on the next item on the table as far peace-talks are concerned. We want to know if the new idea is the best as we have always been told that the root cause of the current crisis needs to be addressed first,” rebel source said.

The new proposal, still unknown, is expected to be the last one to be forced on the conflicting parties to accept and return peace to the world`s youngest nation which was engulfed in a bloody conflict since late 2013.

Sources at IGAD in Addis Ababa say Hailemariam told Dr. Machar forthrightly that the new arrangement is the final attempt that both parties should agree upon.

South Sudan Peace Talks started in early January 2014 when the war had just broken out, but it has been dragging at a slow pace characterized by several postponements.

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