BUSOGA KINGDOM, Uganda (eTN) – The assembled chiefs, three of them inexplicably missing, went ahead on October 31 and selected a new Kyabazinga‚ or king, for the Busoga Kingdom. They gave their vote of support to Prince Edward Columbus Wambuzi Muloki, a son of the late king, who formally accepted to serve his subjects and assume the throne.
One of the contestants walked out of the assembly in obvious protest, complaining about the strong presence of security personnel around the venue, but he could not change the outcome of the selection process.
The newly-annointed king was then driven to Busoga’s main township of Jinja and given a rousing welcome by the population there. This column will inform readers when the formal coronation ceremony will take place.
No comments could be received in regard of an earlier Constitutional Court ruling from Kampala, as intimated in an earlier column item, and there is some speculation that the chief’s assembly had not been formally served with the injunction before embarking on the selection of their new king.