Tooro Kingdom Celebrates King Oyo’s 24th Coronation Anniversary

Tooro King, Oyo Nyimba (R) and Queen Mother, Best Kemigisha (L) during the ceremony.

Toro Kingdom has Thursday celebrated 24th coronation anniversary of Omukama Oyo Nyimba, who is also the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) ambassador to Uganda.

Traditionally known as ‘Empango’ , the event will today be attended by different officials to mark 24 years since Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV became a king at the age of 3 years on September 12, 1995.

Celebrations for King Oyo’s 24th coronation anniversary kicked off Wednesday September 11, at his Karuzika palace in Fort Portal City, Kabarole district western Uganda.

Cultural rituals are performed, including blessing of the royal drums, spears and the regalia by the 27-year-old king of Tooro.

The king on Wednesday sounded the royal drum to the tune of amakondere royal dance for his subjects to dance as a sign of launching the Empango celebration.

During the course of the day, Oyo officially closed the health camp at Buhinga Regional Referral Hospital.

He also officiated at the third Phase of ‘Save River Mpanga Now’ campaign by launching a waste management system along the banks of River Mpanga opposite the Police baracks near Buhinga playground.

Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, King Oyo, is the reigning Omukama of Toro, in Uganda.

He was born on 16 April 1992 to King Patrick David Mathew Kaboyo Olimi III who died on August 26, 1995, and Queen Best Kemigisa Kaboyo.

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