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Battle between Tooro Queen Mother and Life FM Radio Ends

A long-standing dispute between the Queen Mother of Toro, Best Kemigisa, and the proprietor of the Fort Portal-based Life FM radio, KL Dickson, has been resolved.
Dickson, who is a pastor at Kabarole Fellowship Church, reconciled with Kemigisa at an end-of-year ecumenical service yesterday. The service was held at the Toro Kingdom Palace at Karuzika in Fort Portal.
Kemigisa and Dickson have been at war over political statements and open discussions held on Life FM. The Queen Mother accused Life FM of maligning the kingdom. Dickson and his team responded by saying they were merely providing a forum for debate of major issues on their radio.
The dispute culminated with the burning with acid, of Life FM's transmitter at Oruha Hill in Kyenjojo in 2007. Two royal guards assigned to the Queen Mother's detail were arrested in connection with the incident.
Since then there have been several attempts to reconcile the two parties, particularly because Kemigisa and Dickson are in-laws.
AT last night's service, it appeared that the mediation had paid off.
Kemigisa and Dickson shook hands, hugged and danced to gospel songs. Dickson showed his honor to the Toro Kingdom by lying prostrate before Omukama Oyo.
Speaking after the reconciliation, Best Kemigisa repeated a denial she has made in the past that she had nothing to do with the attack on Life FM. She said that although she didn't agree with issues related to the kingdom broadcast on the radio station, she wouldn't go as far as attacking it.
Pastor Dickson only said he was happy to have found peace with the royal family.

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