Bunyoro: Bunyoro, East African kingdom that flourished from the 16th to the 19th century west of Lake Victoria, in present-day Uganda. Bunyoro was established. Court dismisses case against Bunyoro’s premier “I did not drag the king or kingdom to court. I filed a suit against Andrew Byakutaga because he is in that office. The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara is the remainder of a once powerful empire of Kitara. At the hight of its glory, the empire included present day Masindi, Hoima.

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Following the death of Omakuma Kyebambe III, the region experienced a period of political instability where two kings ruled in a volatile political environment. Kinhdom information about distant lands nowadays is got from radio, television and the internet. They were descendants of Luo groups which had moved from southern Sudan Bahr el Ghazal some generations before.

It enjoys a rich history spanning over years. Rukidi Mpuga was named “Winyi” by Mugungu, who also gave him an “Empaako” of “Okali” pak in Luo where they originated.

He says that if Acholi and Lango had wished to expand at the expense of Bunyoro, they could probably not have been deterred by belief in strength of Bunyoro against which they had never measured their own.

On April 9th,Kabalega was captured by the invading colonial forces and was sent into exile on the Seychelles Islands. But no sooner had Kanyabugoma rested-than another man by the name Mugungu arrived. They also despised black people.

Rukidi Mpuga named Ocaki Rwangira to be successor to the throne. It is slated that when Nyakoka left Kitara, he went to Bukidi, where he met the two brothers and their servants. For royal traditions see Omukama of Bunyoro.

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Common bubyoro between Bunyoro-Kitara and Buganda has been disputed by some historians. The Kingdom has a variety of attractions which include: Premarital sex was also very common.

It kept all the interlacustrine region communities attracted to Bunyoro, since this most sought-after commodity had been naturally located in Bunyoro. Bunyoro is a kingdom in Western Uganda. That Bunyoro-Kitara is only a skeleton of what it used to be is an absolute truth to which History can testify.

He also asserts that the northerners themselves did not take advantage of Bunyoro’s weakness and problems to expand, because they had an exaggerated sense of Bunyoro’s power even when it had declined in the whole region.

The Banyoro revolted in ; the revolt was put down, and relations improved somewhat. The sacrifice was to be in form of a baby, money, beads and a cow. Cultural sites and tourist attractions: It had been given to them by Isingoma Rukidi Mpuga. Colonel Ternan allowed carnage to be committed.

Whoever had all their milk still in the pot by morning would be king. These two houses have been considered different because, the Bito who founded the ruling house of Bunyoro-Kitara lost their language and their way of life while the Palwo of Pawir kept their culture more bunyro less intact. BKK PM supports vocational education.

Chiefs imposed by the colonial administration extorted land rent from every man annually causing the Kyanyangire rebellion in At a small village Omukama Solomon Iguru I is marking 24 years at the helm of Bunyoro kingdom. Two names are given: The following rites are only for heads of family: The King is in general doing a lot of work to improve the living standards of the people.


But before he was crowned, he had his head shaven, finger nails trimmed and his toe nails well treated. This was normally done by a close relative, but the father always had the final say. Hodges, the Principal Medical Officer gave people were to cut the bush around homes.

The Historical tradition of Western Uganda to the 18th Century. Hospitality Industry Awards Humanitas H.

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All of you and all the various ethnic groups from different countries gathered here must obey him and must always feel free to come to him whenever you are in trouble or in sorrow, he will help you. Buyaga Bugangaizi, Buwekula and Singo suffered a double tragedy. Because wild life reserves cover more than fifty percent of the land area in Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom wild animals that destroy crops are numerous. Thus by the mid-nineteenth century Bunyoro also known as Unyoro at the time was a far smaller state, though it was still wealthy due to the income generated from controlling the lucrative trade routes over Lake Victoria and linking to the coast of the Indian Ocean.

The fertile soils of the kingdom enabled people to grow plenty of food for home consumption and the surplus was sold kinbdom the neighbouring communities. The flies that carry this disease would not come near them. On 14 Mayhe announced the annexation.