KING PATRICK KABOYO OLIMI VII

Omukama Rukidi III was succeeded by his son, Patrick Kaboyo, who became His Royal Highness King Patrick Kaboyo Olimi VII. His reign was short lived. In 1967, Milton Obote took it upon himself to abrogate the Ugandan constitution, then rewrite it, abolishing the institution of king.
 

His Royal Highness King Patrick Kaboyo Olimi VII; 
marking the beginning of his second reign as Omukama of Toro.
Patrick Kaboyo was an active participant in the National Resistance 
Movement, which brought peace to Uganda in 1986.

The batooro weathered the next 26 years without a cultural leader; until 1993, when the N.R.M. government , led by H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni restored the institution of traditional leaders to Uganda. Patrick Kaboyo, then Uganda's ambassador to Havana, Cuba, felt duty bound to return and continue his traditional duty as cultural leader of his people, the batooro.
 

A moment in History: 
H.R.H. King Olimi VII welcoming His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 
President of the Republic of Uganda,Founder and Leader of the National Resistance 
Movement, which restored the monarchy after 26 years.

In 1995, the sky came tumbling down again on the batooro, with the untimely death of king Patrick Kaboyo Olimi VII. He was succeded by his three-and-one half years old son, His Royal Highness king Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV.


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