The report, which covers GBV cases as reported to different health centers in Kyenjojo in the past five years, shows that 3,778 people got STIs between 2015 and October this year due to the crime. Of these 1,107 are males while 2,671 are females.
This follows a series of disagreements between Tooro Kingdom administration and Babiito elders over the management of the cultural institution headed by the world’s youngest king, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV.
On September 2, 2019, the Government of Uganda and Tooro Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the return of the kingdom assets. King Oyo signed on behalf of the kingdom, while President Yoweri Museveni and the Attorney General William Byaruhanga represented the government.
As a result, some people have now run to court claiming ownership for some of the land hosting government installations. For instance, in Hapuuyo Town Council, Rose Mbabazi is claiming ownership of seven hectares of the 650 hectares of government land that was initially under the ownership of Tooro Kingdom.
“On behalf of his Majesty Rukira Basaija Omukama of Tooro Kingdom, Omuk ama’s government and the people of Tooro, I’m writing to protest that content of the said affidavit and draw your attention to the possible disruptive nature of such statements and claims,” reads part of Bitebekezi letter.