The King of Tooro Kingdom Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukiidi IV, will today graduate in the United Kingdom.
Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV.
King Oyo (21) will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Business
Management at Winchester University in Hampshire South East London,
where he has been studying for the past three years.
King Oyo left for London yesterday for the graduation ceremony
accompanied by Queen Mother Best Kemigisa, Princess Ruth Komuntale,
Oyo’s sister and the Batebe of Tooro and his personal assistant Jonathan
In an interview with local media, Tooro Kingdom’s information
Minister, Vincent Mugume, said that after the graduation, King Oyo will
be hosted by the Batooro community living in the United Kingdom.
According to Mugume, the Kingdom will also organize a party for King Oyo
when he returns from UK in two weeks’ time.
Steven Kaliba, the Prime Minister Tooro Kingdom, said that since the
King has completed his studies, he will personally oversee the
development of his Kingdom and be close to his subjects. Asked if King
Oyo will now permanently reside at his palace in Fort Portal as his
subjects demand, Kaliba said that it will be Oyo to decide where he
wants to live.
While he was pursuing his studies, King Oyo was being helped to rule
the Kingdom by two regents, who included Rev. Richard Baguma and Epafura
Prior to his university education abroad, King Oyo spent two years in
the United Kingdom attending Preschool. He then returned to Uganda and
attended school at Aga Khan Primary School and then Kabira International
King Oyo’s education abroad was in the past criticized by some of his
subjects, who argued that he should emulate his grandfather, the late
Sir George Rukiidi and his father, the late Patrick Mathew Kaboyo who
were educated in some of the prominent schools in Uganda like Nyakasura
School in Kabarole and King’s College Budo.
Winchester University is one of the oldest universities in the United
Kingdom. It was founded in 1840, based on a strong Anglican foundation.