Kyabazinga Day is celebrated annually on February 11 in commemoration of a closed meeting held in the early 1930s, when the then Busoga chiefs unanimously agreed to elect a unifying king amongst themselves.
A section of
royal chiefs from Busoga Kingdom, have threatened to hold parallel celebrations
for Kyabazinga Day.
is celebrated annually on February 11 in commemoration of a closed meeting held
in the early 1930s, when the then Busoga chiefs unanimously agreed to elect a
unifying king amongst themselves.
further agreed that much as all the 11 chiefdoms would elect a preferable king
amongst themselves, only five royal chiefs' families were entitled to the
throne, which was meant to be rotational in consideration with the prevailing
circumstances and provisions of the Busoga kingdom’s constitution.
The event proceeded
with the election of HRH Ezekiel Tenywa Wako, the royal chief of Bulamogi
chiefdom, who reigned as their first king from 1939-to 1949.
Busoga King, Gabula Nadiope IV defeated Columbus Wambuzi, the royal chief of
Bulamogi, to win this seat in 2014. He was later consecrated as King on September
of the Busoga chiefs' royal council, Robert Mukajanga however, told journalists
on Monday that, the decision to dethrone Gabula was substantive and they have
agreed to unveil a new King of their choice to their subjects all over the
argues that several officials under Gabula’s tenure as king have grabbed
kingdom land and houses, therefore, it is imperative upon them to elect a
leader who will safeguard both their sovereignty and property.
in: “bana mwidhi…
Cue out…kulunaku olwo,”.
Kingdom Prime Minister Joseph Muvawala last month released a statement
dismissing the royal chiefs’ claims, arguing that, Gabula is still the reigning
king and he can only lose the throne through death.
the Gender Ministry released a letter dated January 21, 2022, which was signed
by James Ebitu, where they reaffirmed their commitment towards working with
Gabula, whom they recognize as the King of Busoga.