Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa set conditions if her and her in-laws back in Fort portal are to sit on the round table, to resolve the rift between them over Kingdom Property.
Her Royal Highness says her tormentors should come out publicly and apologizes to her for tarnishing her name, on top of exposing the Kingdom’s dirty linen.
She says that her in-laws led by Prince Gilbert Mujyoja have been all over the media accusing her of selling Kingdom land, including cultural sites such as burial grounds of their forefathers in Kibitto and Kisomoro Sub counties
This was during her interaction with the Land Probe Commissioners including Chair Justice Catherine Bamugemereire and Commissioner Owek. Robert Ssebunya
The Commissioners told her that as a Queen Mother she has the responsibility to restore the Tooro Kingdom back to its Glory.
Meanwhile 17 Land titles of the Kingdom Property which the Government has so far returned to Obukama bwa Tooro, have been presented to the Commission by the Kingdom’s Land Minister Polly Katteba, as evidence to show that no Kingdom Land has ever been sold.
Best Kemigisa first told the Land Probe Commission that the Land she sold was her husband’s private property he inherited from his father, and now that he is dead, her the widow and his two children are the beneficiaries.
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Her Royal Highness who even broke down during her testimony, maintains the burial grounds at Kibitto and Kisomoro Sub counties, are well protected, and that the claim by her in-laws led by Prince Gilbert Mujyoja is baseless and out of jealousy since they didn’t want her to get married to the late King Patrick Mathew Olimi Kaboyo III.
However she has told the Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that out of the 4.6billion shillings she was supposed to get from the Land she sold to Government she only received one billion from her Lawyer Bob Kasango.
She explained that the reason why she sold 11 parcels of her husband’s land was that it was heavily occupied by squatters whom she wanted to protect from eviction.