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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After the region remained loyal to Great Britain in World War I a new agreement was made in giving the region more autonomy.

In the past, the traditional economy revolved around big game hunting of elephantslionsleopardsand crocodiles. Subnational monarchies of Uganda.

Bunyoro ministers visit kingdom’s former territories in Tanzania

It was diplomacy which was used by Kamurasi and Kabalega to secure firm control of the ivory trade in the area.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Regalia men were mingdom abebikwato. Traditions assert that, the Luo were invited by the Bacwezi to take over as rulers while other sources reveal that the invasion of the Luo is what forced the Bacwezi to flee the Empire. He ignored the scientific advice Dr.

The name Rukidi of the first ruler referred to a point of origin in Tekidi and the name Isingoma seems to have been derived from the word Ise – Ngoma, meaning the father of the drums. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.


Members of the Busoga ruling houses, used to be brought up in Bunyoro’s place. This connection which Kitara had with Kooki was retained up to the time when Kooki ceased to be an independent Kingdom and joined Buganda in Colonel Colville made this plot in Milk is a sacred drink used for important events.

The people of Bunyoro are also known as Nyoro or Banyoro singular: They abandoned severely malnourished landless peasants. The boys must go through a series of tasks before being named. While Kato had at the back of his mind a plan of rebelling against his brother, Rukidi accompanied him up to Kiburara hill where he bade him farewell.

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Bunyoro Ministers Visit Kingdom’s Former Territories In Tanzania

Kyamunuma, Kyakato and Kyakatumura, Mucwa for royal ladies meetings and Kagondo a three passage house. They were people including their dependants Lyns Ibid. Ethnically mixed because, these other groups were just Luo hordes which had non-Luo-Madi culture.

The two ladies looked at each other not knowing who should tell the story, but finally one jerked out and repeated what Mpuga had heard from Kasoira. Their arrival was announced by Nyakoka. When the women had left, Mugungu and Nyakoka warned Kingdo that if he never wanted to become King, his brother would be made King.

For example the Bungoro clan which is today limited to northern Bunyoro, is said to be a remnant of an old royal clan of Acholi referred to as the BooraKaka par Rwot of Madi Origin. It increased in volume until it was disrupted by the advent of the Arabs and Europeans.

The coming of the Bachwezi introduced bumyoro culture of cattle keeping on a larger scale with their long-horned cattle which yielded more milk. It is recorded and most traditions confirm that Rukidi Mpuga gave the county of Buganda to his brother Kato, who rebelled after a short period of time. Her people were well fed, nourished and healthy. When he was well again, she showed him that milk was the medicine she had administered, so he straight away called all his people of Bukidi and advised them to drink milk.


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Buruli and Bugerere to the north also had Bito rulers and paid tribute to Bunyoro. They say that, if Bunyoro and Buganda, had been founded by the same family of the Babiito as the traditions say, then these kingdoms would not have become rivals. In order to name themthe Mukama asked the God to buynoro him.

Profile – Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom (Rep. Uganda) – The most powerful Kingdom in East Africa!

Between 27 th and 29 th Augustresidents of the villages of Mpumwe, Kibyama, Kirooko, Bunyama and Kahara were chased away from their homes and displaced by a Mr. The kingdom continued to expand under its priest-kings until aboutwhen it started to lose territory to its neighbour, Buganda.

He named binyoro Nyakangubi. His Majesty has done some gold prospecting.

He planned an expedition to raid the kingdom for ivory that Baker had looked at with greedy eyes twenty years earlier. The kingdom, together with three others, BugandaBusogaTororemained banned during the regime of dictator Idi Amin — and the second regime of Milton Obote — [6] and remained banned until