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By A.R. Dunbar

The e-book in brief tackles the historical past of the traditional country of Bunyoro-Kitara from which all conceptions of kingship in Uganda originated. The ebook has been written in the course of the time in which I have been the King ruling in the succession of my ancestors. Kitara used to be a country of immense measurement stretching from Tanganyika to Lake Rudolf and from Lake Naivasha to the Ituri wooded area within the Congo. via damaging and unjustifiable conditions the nation used to be lowered by way of the British to its current volume. half used to be made into a separate state, Toro, half used to be given to the former Belgian Congo and half used to be entrusted to Buganda—hence our misplaced Counties. In spite of being small the dominion nonetheless keeps its cultural satisfaction and traditions and at the comparable time cherishes its unquenchable spirit of regaining its misplaced Counties.

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60. "Fisher, op. , pp. 114-115. Gorju. , pp. 59-61. Bikunya. op. , pp. 40-41. Nyakatura. op. , p. 72. "Fisher, op. , pp. 115-116, 123. "Gorju. op. , p. 61. Morris, op. , p. 23. Iremera was a Murisa from Buhweju. W. (1935). op. cit. 18 Fisher, op. , pp. 117-118. Bikunya. , p. 43. Bikunya confirms the drums Kajumba and Nyalebe. W. (1935). op. cit. W. confirms that the drums were left in the hands of Mubimba of the Basita clan. "Nyakatura. op. , pp. 76, 82-83. 15 Bikunya. op. , pp. 55-56. W. (1936).

Uganda J. 13, 61-81. 20 Oliver, R. (1953). A Question about the Bachwezi. Uganda J. 17, 135-137. Oliver (1955). op. cit. Gorju. op. , pp. 52-53. Bikunya. op. , pp. 33-34. Bachwezi: The Reign of the Demi-Gods 29 (1935). op. cit. W. writes that Ndahura reorganized Kitara into the following counties: Bwera Bulega Buiru (Buddu) Muhwahwa (Buganda) Karokarungi (Ankole) Sese Buruli Bugoma Mwenge Toro Kitara (Kyaka) Busongora Bunyara (Bugerere) Bugahya Bugungu Chope He ruled from Kavirondo to the borders of Abyssinia and his kingdom extended into the Congo and Tanganyika because the language of Kitara is spoken in parts of these territories.

13 Isingoma Mpuga Rukidi gave instructions that his palace should be built in the same way as had been Wamara's with its complicated system of courtyards and apartments. 15 The Babito may have been Nilotes, one of the offshoots of the Lwoo movement southwards. They had to learn much of the kingship ritual from instructors left behind by the Bachwezi. This may account for the admitted dynastic relationship between the last of the Bachwezi and the first of the Babito. Gorju gives various different versions of the tradition outlined in the preceding paragraphs to account for the connection of the Babito to the Bachwezi.

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