The Queen Mother


In Rutooro, the Queen Mother of Tooro is called Namasole. Queen Best Olimi Kemigisa Akiiki is mother to Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, the reigning Omukama of Tooro. She is the Founder and Patron of the Tooro Women’s Development Association and a co-founder of the African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders Network. She is also founder of the African Kings Forum.

The Queen Mother is passionate on issues that affect women and children in Tooro Kingdom and beyond. She uses HAKYOOTO initiative as a vehicle to deliver education, entertainment and empowerment to women across the world. For more information visit