His Royal Highness Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV

 

The current Omukama of Tooro is Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV. Whilst Omukama means ‘the superior milkman’:  a traditional  title given to rulers of Tooro and  Bunyoro kingdoms, Rukirabasaija means ‘the greatest of men’. Born on 16 April 1992 to King Patrick David Matthew Kaboyo Olimi III and Queen Best Olimi Kemigisa, King Oyo is the 12th ruler of Tooro. At the age of 3 and a half-years, he ascended to the throne in 1995. Currently, King Oyo holds the record as the “World’s Youngest Monarch” in the Guinness World Records Book. His Majesty the King is held with high esteem in Tooro Kingdom and beyond. He is considered to be The Man Above All Men, The Lion of Tooro, The Defender of the Weak, The Father of All Orphans, the one who corrects wrongdoers, and many other titles. Due to this high regard, there is a special vocabulary used while talking to and talking about the King of Tooro. For more information visit his website here

Now aged 27, King Oyo is one of the most admired young leaders in the world. His Highness oversees Tooro Parliament with a cabinet composed of a prime minister, ministers, board of regents and councilmen. King Oyo is a role model for the young people and has initiatives in his kingdom that enable young people realize their potential and contribute positively to development of their communities and countries.One of the main duties of King Oyo is to raise money and lobby for donations for cultural, educational, and other socio-economic initiatives that will boost the welfare of his subjects.For more information about King Oyo and his engagements visit his website here or find him on Twitter at @KingOyoOfficial