EXCLUSIVE: King Oyo Held Hostage, Kingdom Properties Sold

physician geneva;”>Impeccable sources in the kingdom have expressed shock that Kemigisa has stopped Oyo from meeting his advisers with the view to prevent him from picking information about the massive fraudulent sale of Toro’s properties.

Oyo had been staying in Kampala for three months until August 18 when he was driven to Toro where he abrogated his own constitution.

Clan leaders have told this investigative website the suspension of the Toro constitution was aimed at paving way for the fraudulent sale of the Kingdom’s prime land to raise money for Princess Ruth Komuntale’s wedding in the near future.

Komuntale was expected to wed her US-based fiancé Christopher Thomas on July 14 but the ceremony was postponed at the last minute over lack of ample resources.

It has now emerged that, contrary to the widely held view that Christopher is a very wealthy man, Best Kemigisa is working tooth and nail to singlehandedly raise money to splash on her daughter’s wedding.


And left with just a few weeks to the much-anticipated ceremony, Toro clan leaders have revealed, Kemigisa connived with the acting Prime Minister Amos Mugisa to convince Oyo to disband his constitution to allow the sale of the kingdom’s treasured land.

Some of the major properties sold include Block 72, Plot 13 which had earlier been leased to Kabarole Hillside Secondary School.

Block 100, commonly known as Mucwa – where the political seat of Toro government and its Parliament (Rukurato) is based, has been sold.

As if this is not scaring enough, surveyors were last week spotted subdividing a huge portion of another Block which used to house the offices of local government, police and the ministry of works.

This land was bought by an oil company at a staggering Shs600m, according to Kingdom officials.

“The surveyors’ print has been sent to the Surveyors’ Department in Entebbe as part of a wider scheme to process the land title for the oil company,” said a clan leader who preferred anonymity so as to speak to us freely.

Block 73 – where several streets such as Maliba, Mutalesa, Kasoro and Kyebambe road are located, have been sold off.

One of victims has been identified as Joyce Byanyamba – who had secured a lease from the kingdom. Her properties have not been spared.

Block 19, Plot 7 (Buhunga) that had since housed Toro and Mityana Tea Company (TAMTECO) is now on the market.


Clan leaders said they were embarrassed when Kemigisa drove Oyo to TAMTECO’s offices to demand for rent arrears, which was a responsibility of the Estates Manager.

Shocked TAMTECO officials subsequently collected Shs300m which was wired to Kemigisa’s bank personal account.

Under normal circumstances, such funds are deposited on the Kingdom’s account. “We are hugely concerned that the king is not aware of what is going on in his kingdom. There can never be a kingdom without land,” said a clan leader.

In light of these developments, led by Steven Nyamitare, the clan leaders last Friday resolved to drag Oyo to the High Court, Fort Portal, to secure an injunction on cancelling the Constitution.

“You cannot kick out your own Constitution. This means Oyo has overthrown himself. We have to stop the people misleading our king,” the clan leader added.

The abrogation of the Constitution has set the kingdom on fire, paralysed its political structures and sparked discontent among Toro officials, with many fearing this could be the beginning of the Kingdom’s downfall.

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