Solomon Iguru I

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Solomon Iguru I
Omukama of Bunyoro
ReignSince 11 June 1994
Coronation11 June 1994
PredecessorNone – Kingdom exiled from 1967–1993
before exile: (Winyi IV) (as Omukama of Bunyoro)
Heir apparentCrown Prince David Mpuga (born 2007)
Born (1948-06-18) 18 June 1948 (age 73)
Unknown
ConsortOmugo Margaret Karunga
Names
Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I
HouseBabiito Dynasty
FatherWinyi IV of Bunyoro
MotherGetrude 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 traditional alternative name used by family (known as empaako) is Amooti.

Solomon Iguru I rose to the throne in 1994. His father, Sir Winyi IV of Bunyoro, reigned from 1927 to 1967. In 1967, the Ugandan government under Milton Obote abolished kingdoms.

In recent years, Solomon Iguru 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]

Awards[edit]

List of awards:[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "King Iguru Opposes Basongora Eviction". AllAfrica.com. 12 June 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  2. ^ Royal Order - Bunyoro Kingdom
Preceded by
None
Omukama of Bunyoro
1994 – present
Succeeded by
None