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King Oyo celebrates 17th coronation anniversary

The king of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV celebrated his 17th Empango (coronation anniversary) last week.  The event took place at his palace – Karuzika in Fort Portal town.  The event is celebrated annually with pomp and a lot of merry making. The previous celebrations were graced by Col Gaddafi of Libya and they had everybody watching. However this year was different and the Chief Guest was Uganda’s vice president Edward Sekandi.

The King makes his way into the palace after attending a thanks giving ceremony at St John's Cathedral

The King makes his way into the palace after attending a thanks giving ceremony at St John's Cathedral

 King Oyo is the world’s youngest king having taken over power at 3 and a half years following the death of his father nearly 20 years ago.

The king's security men rest their spears.

The king of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV celebrated his 17th Empango (coronation anniversary) last week.  The event took place at his palace – Karuzika in Fort Portal town.  The event is celebrated annually with pomp and a lot of merry making.King Oyo is the world’s youngest king having taken over power at 3 and a half years following the death of his father nearly 20 years ago.

Kings from DRC, Kenya and Tanzania with their delegations graced the occassion.

Kings from DRC, Kenya and Tanzania with their delegations graced the occassion.

The king of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV celebrated his 17thEmpango (coronation anniversary) last week.  The event took place at his palace – Karuzika in Fort Portal town. King Oyo is the world’s youngest king having taken over power at 3 and a half years following the death of his father nearly 20 years ago.

The King's subjects blow the traditional trumpet known as Amakondere.

The King's subjects blow the traditional trumpet known as Amakondere.

The event is celebrated annually with pomp and a lot of merry making.

A cultural group dances Runyege. This is the cultural dance of the Batooro (People from Tooro).

A cultural group dances Runyege. This is the cultural dance of the Batooro (People from Tooro).

Local 'country musician' Rockamille (in blue)  performs at the ceremony. He has a Rutooro song praising the King.

Local 'country musician' Rockamille (in blue) performs at the ceremony. He has a Rutooro song praising the King.

The chandelier inside the king's palace. The palace is located on a hill overlooking Fort Portal and it was constructed with funding from Libya's Col Muamar Gaddafi.

The chandelier inside the king's palace. The palace is located on a hill overlooking Fort Portal and it was constructed with funding from Libya's Col Muamar Gaddafi.

People postrate before the king.

People prostrate before the king.

The king of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV celebrated his 17th Empango (coronation anniversary) last week.  The event took place at his palace – Karuzika in Fort Portal town.  The event is celebrated annually with pomp and a lot of merry making.

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9 responses

  1. Mpindi Abaas

    This is great work–quite memorable for you!!

    September 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm

  2. Richard

    glad to be a mutooro. the palace is so magnificent. Hangiriza RukiraBasaija

    September 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    • Hangiriza entale ya Tooro. Thank you for passing by gentlemen. That reminds mi; I will post some more pics that I took from inside the palace.

      September 21, 2011 at 5:05 am

  3. Leon.

    Wonderful work bro. Am sure your expertise will soon be a blessing for most of you. Your good at the Job and I find the work to be works of a man who reflectively took his time to cover the best moments. Am moved.

    August 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    • Thanks for checking out the pics gentlemen. It means a lot to me as a photographer

      August 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

  4. kobs ritah

    thanx mr Baranga for that

    August 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

  5. JOB NYAKANA from Katalemwa Bukuuku

    GOD WILL BLESS THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS,THANKS

    October 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

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