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Busoga Chiefs Ask Court to Dethrone Nadiope

The three were part of the team of nine royal chiefs who, in August 2014, elected the then Prince Nadiope as Kyabazinga of Busoga. During the elections, they acted as chairperson, secretary and seconder of the royal chiefs council that presided over the process. Gabula was consecrated on September 13, 2014.
Former Chiefs in the Busoga Kingdom who were expelled after complaints from their families are seeking court orders to cancel the election of the current Busoga King William Gabula Nadiope IV. The three include Yasin Waguma Ntembe, Edward Kamaga Nkono and Juma Munulo Luba, who were formerly heading the chiefdoms of Butembe, Bukono and Bunha respectively.

The three were part of the team of nine royal chiefs who, in August 2014, elected the then Prince Nadiope as Kyabazinga of Busoga. During the elections, they acted as chairperson, secretary and seconder of the royal chief's council that presided over the process. Gabula was consecrated on September 13, 2014.

But the chiefs later made a U-turn to crown Edward Columbus Wambuzi, from Bulamogi Chiefdom in Kaliro District as the Kyabazinga of Busoga. The ceremony that led to the enthronement of a parallel King was held at Wambuzi's palace in Nakabango in 2017.

The trio accused Nadiope of breaching the agreement of serving for an interim period of 5years and instead used illegitimate chiefs to amend the constitution and passed a resolution allowing him to rule for life.  In between the bickering, they were disowned by their clans.

Juma Munulo was dropped by the clan of Abaise-Munha of Bunha County, accusing him of usurping the royal powers of Prince Robert Yokana Mukajanga, the rightful hereditary Chief of Bunha chiefdom and unlawfully occupying the seat of Bunha County as Chief Luba.

Munulo and his colleagues have now filed a complaint at Jinja High Court stating that if they were impostors in the process that brought Nadiope to the throne, then, all their activities should be declared null and void.

Presiding judge Micheal Elubu tasked both parties to draft written submissions in support of their claims. The matter returns to court on July 11, 2019.

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