Kings Selection Delayed by Court

The court action brought by a minority of the Busoga Kingdom‚s chiefs has resulted in an interim order to halt the selection of a new king, initially due for the end of October, until the merit of the case itself has been heard and decided by the Constitutional Court in Kampala. This may mean a lengthy delay in selecting a new King from amongst the qualified chiefdoms and is likely to anger the kingdom’s subjects to no end.

However, the majority section of the kingdom, and in particular officials organizing the selection process claimed not to have been served with any court order and would go ahead with the process unless formally receiving the court papers. This column will continue to update readers on the situation.

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