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Kigulu Chief Dragged to Court

In his petition read out by the Jinja High Court Registrar, Jersey Byaruhanga, Walube wants court to bar Gologolo from publicly addressing himself as a royal chief. According to Walube, Gologolo was appointed to care take the throne following the death of his father in 1996.
Daniel Walube, addressing the press.
Ngobi Gologolo, the chief of Kigulu chiefdom in Busoga kingdom in trouble. His nephew has petitioned high court to dethrone him. Daniel Walube accuses Gologolo of forcefully taking his place as the royal chief of Kigulu chiefdom.

In his petition read out by the Jinja High Court Registrar, Jersey Byaruhanga, Walube wants court to bar Gologolo from publicly addressing himself as a royal chief. According to Walube, Gologolo was appointed to care take the throne following the death of his father in 1996.

He however, says Walube has since declined to surrender the throne despite numerous court orders issued to that effect. In 2002, 10 royal chiefs in Kigulu chiefdom led by Hamza Boogere of Nakalama, petitioned Iganga grade one magistrate court against Gologolo's enthronement.

Court issued an interim injunction in 2004 halting the process. However, Gologolo reportedly took advantage of the death of King Henry Wako in 2008 to enthrone himself in 2009. 

In 2010, the royal chiefs petitioned Jinja high court to evict Gologolo from the official residency of the chief in Bulubandi village in Iganga municipality arguing that he was illegally occupying it. Court granted the orders leading to the eviction of Gologolo on June 24th 2011. 

Speaking to journalists this morning, Walube accused Gologolo for violating the cultural norms of the chiefdom. "Culture remains the same, however, my uncle Gologolo violated our norms by wrongfully enthroning himself and it is high time, he gives way," he said. 

However, Gologolo says Walube is acting under political influence. "Politics is at work here because there is a way of sorting our differences as royals other than running to courts of law," he said. Court has set June 20th, 2019 to hear the application.