Solomon Iguru I

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Solomon Iguru I
Omukama of Bunyoro
Reign Since 11 June 1994
Coronation 11 June 1994
Predecessor None – Kingdom exiled from 1967–1993
before exile: (Winyi IV) (as Omukama of Bunyoro)
Heir apparent Crown Prince David Mpuga (born 2007)
Born (1948-06-18) 18 June 1948 (age 69)
Unknown
Consort Omugo Margaret Karunga
Full name
Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I
House Babiito Dynasty
Father Winyi IV of Bunyoro
Mother Getrude Komweru Gafabusa Ateenyi

Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I (born 1948) is the 27th Omukama of Bunyoro[1] from 1994 to present.
The King's Empaako (traditional alternative name used by family) is Amooti.

The Omukama (King) rose to the throne in 1994, after his father, Sir Winyi IV of Bunyoro, was annexed in 1967 by the Ugandan government.

In recent years, Solomon Iguri has promoted and developed the Kingdom, such as establishing the institution of the Association of the Representatives of Bunyoro-Kitara.

On 13 July 2010 The International Organization – CCLP Worldwide (Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC) bestowed the highest honor of the organization to Solomon Iguri for his services to the people of Bunyoro-Kitara.[1]

His Majesty's status and position was formally recognised in the Uganda Gazette legal notice No. 303 of 2014.[2][3][4]

Since 2016 H.M. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I is protector of the Heraldry Society of Africa.

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List of awards:[2]

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Preceded by
None
Omukama of Bunyoro
1994 – present
Succeeded by
None