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;
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:
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.