As the land probe commission sitting in Wandegeya continues grilling different people, Tooro Kingdom Queen Mother Best Kemigisa has gone against odds and defended herself against selling kingdom land as alleged by Kingdom officials.
Speaking in defense, Kemigisa underscored the fact that as a married woman, she is entitled to the owning the wealth that belonged to her husband.
Kemigisa adds that she gone married to her late husband when he was not yet coroneted as king and all the wealth being talked about was inexistence and under the husband’s custody.
According to the Kingdom official’s petition to the land commission, the Queen Mother is being accused of grabbing the kingdom land and selling cultural sites such as burial grounds of their forefathers at Kagoma and Burongo in Kibitto and Kisomoro sub-counties respectively.
Evidence before land commission shows that upon the death of her husband, King Patrick Mathew Olimi Kaboyo on 3rd August 1995, the Queen Mother acquired letters of administration as a sole administrator of the estate in 1999 which formed basis for transfer of the land into her names and subsequent sale of the royal family land.