SAD NEWS. KING OYO KABAMBA IGURU LOOSES UNCLE.
Prince Jimmy Mugenyi an uncle to the King of Tooro kingdom Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru has died.
Mugenyi succumbed to hypertension on Wednesday afternoon at his sister’s home in Buziga, Kampala and is survived by two children.
Mugenyi, 69, is the fourth son of the late King of Toro Sir George Rukidi III
He has been living in London with his family but returned to Uganda last year.
Mugenyi was key in the upbringing and nurturing of King Oyo when he had just been crowned King aged three following the death of his father Patrick Olimi Kaboyo.
Vincent Mugume the deputy information minister revealed that the Kingdom is saddened by the demise of Mugenyi.
“We are saddened by the death of Prince Jimmy. The whole Kingdom is mourning. We are yet to communicate the burial arrangements,” Mugume said. According to Toro customs, if Kaboyo had not fathered a boy, it was Prince Mugenyi who would have been crowned King.
Mugenyi’s home is located at Mucwa in South Division, Fort Portal Municipality. Mugenyi’s death comes at a time when the kingdom is preparing for the 21st coronation anniversary of King Oyo.