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Solomon Iguru I

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Reign  Since 11 June 1994
Name  Solomon I
House  Babiito Dynasty
Consort  Omugo Margaret Karunga
Coronation  11 June, 1994

Predecessor  None – Kingdom exiled from 1967–1993 before exile: (Winyi IV) (as Omukama of Bunyoro)
Heir apparent  Crown Prince David Mpuga (born 2007)
Born  18 June 1948 (age 67) Unknown (1948-06-18)
Parents  Getrude Komweru Gafabusa Ateenyi, Tito Gafabusa Winyi IV

Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I (born 1948) is the 27th Omukama of Bunyoro from 1994 to present.
The King's Empaako (traditional alternative name used by family) is Amooti.

The Omukama (King) rose to the throne in 1994, after his father, Sir Winyi IV of Bunyoro, was annexed in 1967 by the Ugandan government.

In recent years, Solomon Iguri has promoted and developed the Kingdom, such as establishing the institution of the Association of the Representatives of Bunyoro-Kitara.

On 13 July 2010 The International Organization – CCLP Worldwide (Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC) bestowed the highest honor of the organization to Solomon Iguri for his services to the people of Bunyoro-Kitara.[1]

His Majesty's status and position was formally recognised in the Uganda Gazette legal notice No. 303 of 2014.[2][3][4]

Since 2016 H.M. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I is protector of the Heraldry Society of Africa.


List of awards:

  • Grandmaster, Royal Order of the Omujwaara Kondo
  • Grandmaster, Royal Order of the Engabu
  • Grandmaster, Most Honourable Order of Omukama Chwa II Kabalega
  • Grand Cross, Royal Order of the Elephant of Godenu (Ghana)
  • Grand Cross, Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl (Sulu, Philippines)
  • Grand Cross, Order of Saint Lazarus
  • Grand Cross, Order of the Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia)
  • Kabalega Star, Republic of Uganda
  • Honorary Cross, Royal and Merciful Society of Belgium
  • References

    Solomon Iguru I Wikipedia

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