Tooro Leader Faints In Historic Walk-to-Parliament

more about geneva;”>doctor sans-serif;”>A group of 120 youth from Tooro kingdom are on a 292 km walk to Kampala to petition Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament so that she lobbies central government Tooro properties.

The group, according to reports, is headed by the Tooro Kingdom Youth minister, Tony Kalyegira, and the historic walk was approved by the King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru.

The group left Fort Portal on Saturday beginning their journey from the Muchwa based Kingdom’s Parliament.

Today afternoon, the youths, both from Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Ntoroko and Kabarole districts, had made it to Bulooba town when their Chairman, Mugisa fell to the ground and fainted henceforth.

One of the youth walking with the group told Chimpreports that the chairman was overcome by the four-day fatigue and exhaustion.

“It took us two days to move from Fort Portal to Kyenjojo town. Today is the fourth day and most of us are really tired,” the youth explained.


The walk was momentarily stopped and the Chairman given quick first aid.

“He is now okay and we are back on our journey.”

Asked on how they get food or whether they carried some, the youth said that volunteers give them a few things, especially snacks which they have been surviving on for the covered journey so far.

“At night, we sleep on people’s verandas and other warm spots we get.”

Asked on what morale boosts the walk, the youth said that they move waving flags and singing songs of hope.

He told Chimpreports that they are about to enter Busega and hope to reach Kampala by 6pm.”

The recovered Mugisa, insists that they must take their petition to the Speaker of Parliament by 11am tomorrow.

“We have decided to walk as a way of expressing our grievance to government for failing to return what belongs to us,” he was quoted as saying.

The assets in question include; sub-county headquarters, Semuliki Game Reserve, sand and lime stone quarries in Kamwenge and 400 acres of tea plantations in Butiiti and Kyenjojo, among others.

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