The Alur Kingdom has clarified it is not the King, Rwoth Ubimu Olarker Philip Rauni III who had been ousted.
By Steven Candia
The Alur Kingdom has clarified it is not the King, Rwoth Ubimu Olarker Philip Rauni III who had been ousted by the High Court but a chief of one of the chiefdoms, Saverio Olarker.
Speaking in an interview at the New Vision head offices on Tuesday to set the record straight, the Premier of the Kingdom Dr. Edwin Wathum Jalkwiyu said whereas the two shared the same surname, they had different Christian names and therefore different.
“The King (Ubimu Olarker Philip Rauni III) has never been a subject of a court case. The one who was ousted by the court is Saverio Olarker, the chief of Ragem chiefdom, one of the 56 chiefdoms that make the Alur Kingdom,” Wathum said.
He was flanked by the Prince Evarist Kidi, the Principle private secretary of the Kingdoms and Fred Kumakech, the Kingdoms foreign affairs minister.
“I want to put it clear that there is no other King in Alur except that of the Alur Kingdom as recognized by the Article 256 of the Constitution of Uganda and the enthronement of the King has not been a subject of contention in court,” Wathum said.
Wathum was reacting following a story carried in the New Vision Tuesday to the effect that Rwoth Ubimu Olarker Philip Rauni III had been ousted by the court last week.
New Vision, under Vision Group company, has since established that it is not the King who was ousted and apologizes for the mix-up.
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