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Olimi III of Toro

Rukirabasaija Patrick David Matthew Koboyo Olimi III was Omukama of the Kingdom of Toro, from 1965 until 1995. He was the 12th Omukama of Toro.

Claim to the throne

He was the fourth (4th) son of Rukirabasaija Sir George David Matthew Kamurasi Rukidi III, Omukama of Toro, who reigned from 1928 until 1965. His mother was Lady Byanjeru Kezia Bonabana. He was born at the Royal Palace at Kabarole, on 9 September 1945. He attended Budo Primary School, Nyakasura School in Fort Portal, Sherborne School, Dorset, and Makerere University, Kampala. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his father, on 21 December 1965. He was crowned at St John's Cathedral, Kabarole, on 2 March 1966.

Married life

On 10 January 1987, he married Best Kemigisha, daughter of Prince Mujunju, of the Batuku clan, of Rwebisengo, Bundibugyo District. She was born in 1967, educated at Kahinju Primary School, Mpanga Senior Secondary School and Kyebambe Girls School, all in the Kingdom of Toro. She is the Founder and Patron Toro Women's Development Association.


Omukama Kaboyo Olimi III fathered three (3) children; one (1) son and two (2) daughters: [1]

  1. Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, who is the current reigning Omukama of Toro.
  2. Princess (Omubiitokati) Ruth Nsemere Komuntale. She was born in 1989. She was educated at Aga Khan Primary School in Kampala and at the International School in Tripoli, Libya. She was installed as the Batebi to her brother, Oyo Nyimba Iguru Rukidi IV, on 12 September 1996.
  3. Princess (Omubiitokati) Celia Komukyeya. She was born in 1994. She died from leukaemia, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, in October 1997.

His reign

Omukama Kaboyo Olimi III was deposed on the abolition of the Kingdoms by the Obote government, on 8 September 1967. He entered the Ugandan Foreign Service in 1986. He served as a Minister-Counselor at the Ugandan Embassy in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, between 1987 and 1990. He was Uganda's Ambassador to Cuba, from 1990 until 1993. On 24 July 1993 he was proclaimed, upon the restoration of the Uganda Kingdoms by the government of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. He died on 26 August 1995 in Kampala, aged 50.


External links

  • Genealogy of the Abakama of Toro
Preceded by
Sir George Kamurasi Rukidi III
Omukama of Toro
Succeeded by
Oyo Nyimba Iguru Rukidi IV
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