Written by on November 5, 2023

The Kyabazinga of Busoga His Royal Highness William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Nadiope IV today met the Omukama of Bunyoro Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I at Karuziika Royal Palace in Hoima City.

The Kyabazinga was accompanied by Cabinet Ministers and members of his Royal family.

He was received by senior BKK officials including Prime Minister Owek. Andrew Byakutaga, the Chairman of the Royal Commission Omujwarakondo Dr Kabagambe Kaliisa, Royal Commissioner Dr. Joseph Biribonwa, the Secretary of the Royal Commission Dr. Yolamu Nsamba, the Chief Prince Owek. Mugenyi Fred Ruchunya & the Head of the Royal Regalia Owek. George Muhuruzi.

The Kyabazinga was welcomed by a traditional Royal brass band which played him traditional Royal songs as he entered Karuziika Palace amidst joy and cultural celebration.

He met the Omukama of Bunyoro His Royal Majesty Dr Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I & his wife Omugo Margret Karunga Adyeeri. The meeting was also attended by Kabumba’s sister Princess Ruth Bushara, Nyina Omukama Owek Margret Nyakabwa, the Private Secretary to the Batebe Princess Joyce Kabatalya, Dr Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi & members of the Babiito Executive Committee that is chaired by Owek Okwiri.
The Kyabazinga also interfaced with Kabumba’s children.

The Kyabazinga said he came to seek the blessings of his grandparents before the wedding on 18th November 2023. He also updated the King about key developments in the Busoga Kingdom.

Dr. Yolamu Nsamba, a cultural historian & secretary of the Royal Commission made a presentation about the historical and cultural link between the Banyoro & the Basoga.

The BKK Prime Minister Owek. Andrew Byakutaga welcomed the Kyabazinga and presented possible areas of partnership in the areas of cultural preservation, tourism, and improving household incomes.

The Omukama donated nine 8 cows and one bull, each valued at Shs million shillings to the Kyabazinga to support him in setting up a livestock farm for his family. After the wedding ceremony, the Omukama will donate more than 8 cows and one bull to the Kyabazinga which were handed over to him by the BKK Chief Prince Owek. Mugenyi Fred Ruchunya.

Nine (Mwenda) is a significant number in Bunyoro. The King sounds the Royal drum nine times while assuming the throne and he repeats the same at each coronation anniversary. Mwenda signifies love. The nine cows signify the King’s love to his grandchildren of Busoga.

The Omukama also gave the Kyabazinga a traditional marriage certificate & his (Omukama’s) official portrait.

The Kyabazinga appreciated the donations & blessings which he obtained from the King.

The colorful ceremony was attended by the family of Kabumba, religious, political & business leaders.

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