Twenty-year-old Charles Rwebishengye, a first year student at Mukono University, is the new crown prince of Ankole Kingdom. Rwebishengye is the second born in the family of five boys. He was named crown prince on Monday night following a meeting involving his family and Ankole Kingdom officials.
Rwebishengye replaces his father, Crown Prince John Patrick Barigye, who passed away on Friday last week at Agakhan Hospital in Nairobi, where he had gone for a check up following a kidney transplant in India. George William Katatumba, Prime Minister of the Ankole kingdom says that they named Rwebishengye crown prince after perusing a will that was written by the late Barigye before he died.
He explains after Rwebishengye was named crown prince he is now not allowed to meet members of the public and can not speak to the media. Katatumba says that Rwebishengye will be installed crown prince on Sunday immediately after the burial of his father. The late Barigye will be laid to rest at the royal tombs at Nkokonjeru in Mbarara in accordance with Ankole tradition.
-Uganda Radio Network