Monday, April 19 2010
King Oyo celebrated his birthday at his Karuzika Palace in Fort Portal last Saturday. The function kicked off with a stag party on Friday and continued with celebrations on Saturday.
The Friday events included a Charity -walk in which the King led the crowd across Fort Portal streets, planted a tree at the monument of Gerald Portal. He later gave out a trophy to the winning clan after a football match.
At night there was massive entertainment from local artistes like Fantasy Galz, Jose Chameleone, Aziz Azion, Juliana Kanyomozi, The ghetto president and the Goodlyfe crew plus a host of upcoming artistes.
On Saturday, at 9:00am celebrations continued with King Oyo performing rituals that were followed by prayers led by church leaders from different denominations. The event attracted cultural leaders from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Zulu land and Swaziland among other countries.
Surprisingly some of the guardians of the Tooro King, Col Gaddafi and Kabaka Mutebi who were expected to attend did not turn up but were represented by Libyan Ambassador and Nabagereka Naginda respectively.
The chief guest, President Yoweri Museveni used the opportunity in his key note to speech to explain why he restored cultural institutions. He told the mammoth crowd that he wanted kingdoms to unite people and cautioned King Oyo to ensure that people in his kingdom remain happy and united.
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