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Tooro Queen mother fails to appear before the Land Probe Commission

Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisha

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Land Probe Commission has issued another set of summons to her Royal Highness the Queen of Tooro, Best Kemigisha to appear before it on 23rd this month to defend herself on allegations that she sold land belonging to the Royals.

Kemigisha was supposed to appear before the Commission Thursday but according to the assistant lead counsel John Bosco Suuza, she is unable because she has cultural functions she is currently attending back in Tooro, which information prompted Commission Chair Justice Catherine Bamugemereire to ask the Queen mother to appear next week without fail.

The Tooro Kingdom Queen mother was last month accused of selling land belonging to royals.

In their petition to the Land Probe Commission, Royal family members accused the Queen mother of grabbing the kingdom land, and selling cultural sites such as burial grounds of their forefathers at Kagoma and Burongo in Kibitto and Kisomoro sub-counties respectively.

Evidence before the Commission shows that upon the death of her husband, King Patrick Mathew Olimi Kaboyo III in August 1995, the Queen mother acquired letters of administration as a sole administrator of the estate in 1999, which formed basis for transfer of the land into her names and subsequent sale of the Royal Family Land.

The Queen mother is required to answer to these and more accusations levied against her in regards to unlawful sell of Kingdom Land.

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