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PROFILE: Who is Mutesi Jovia, the Inhebantu (Queen) of Busoga?

Ms Jovia Mutesi (Pictured) is the new Inhebantu (Queen) of Busoga

Jinja, (UG): The Prime Minister of Busoga Kingdom, Katukiiro Dr Joseph Muvawala Nsekere on Thursday unveiled Ms Mutesi Jovia as the queen of Busoga, alias Inhebantu, and wife-to-be of the Kyabazinga, His Royal Highness William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV.

Inhebantu of Busoga is the title given to the queen consort to the ruler of the Kingdom of Busoga – the Kyabazinga of Busoga, and the colourful unveiling function was held at the Kingdom headquarters in Bugembe, Jinja District, eastern Uganda.

Ms Mutesi, upon conclusion of all the traditional ceremonies, will become the new Inhebantu of Busoga, with the most recent one being the late Alice Muloki, who died on November 6, 2005. Alice Muloki was the wife of the late Kyabazinga Henry Wako Muloki.

Mutesi Jovia, the Inhebantu (Queen) of Busoga

Family Background

DailyExpress has exclusively learnt that Jovia Mutesi, the new Inhebantu comes from the ‘Baise Mugosa’ clan, whose totem is Egret (‘Baidira Nyange’) originating from Mayuge District.

She is the daughter of Mr Stanley Bayoole, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Namisindwa district in eastern Uganda, where the traditional ceremonies attracted a number of bigwigs earlier today before the official announcement in Bugembe.

Mr Bayole was a Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) kingpin in Busoga until about 2015 when he quit to join the National Resistance Movement (NRM). He previously served as the LC3 chairman of Mayuge Town Council until 2011 when he was defeated.

The Inhebantu hails from a deeply political family. Ms Sarah Namumbya, her paternal aunt, served two terms as Mayuge District Woman representative. Her uncle Richard Kudeeba was a long-serving electoral commissioner of the FDC.

Early Life and Education:

Mutesi is believed to be 25 years of age, although her date of birth has not been indicated anywhere public. The beautiful wife-to-be of the Kyabazinga is a pure Musoga even though some people have been accusing her of being a Rwandese due to her skin complex.

Mutesi is a graduate of a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Makerere University, which further cements her position in the Busoga Royal Palace as an Inhebantu of beauty with brains.

Dr Judith Nalukwago, who said she studied for six years alongside the Inhebantu at Mt St Mary’s College Namagunga, shared the class of 2015’s best wishes.

After leaving Namagunga, widely seen as one of Uganda’s ‘Ivy League’ schools, Ms Mutesi pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Makerere University.

While at the ivory tower, she resided in Olympia Hotel, Kikoni.

Character-wise, Mutesi hates/fears water but loves swimming and dancing.

Royal Marriage

Katukiiro wa Busoga, Dr Joseph Muvawala on Thursday told journalists gathered at Bugembe that the Kyabazinga and the Inhebantu will have their holy matrimony on 8th November 2023, at Christ Cathedral Bugembe in Jinja City.

According to Dr Muvawala, there will be a cultural function that will be held to initiate Her Royal Mutesi Mutesi Jovia.

Katukiiro Muvawala says the Inhebantu has been the missing link in the life of the Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV.

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