By A.R. Dunbar

The booklet in short tackles the heritage of the traditional country of Bunyoro-Kitara from which all conceptions of kingship in Uganda originated. The publication 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 nation of immense measurement stretching from Tanganyika to Lake Rudolf and from Lake Naivasha to the Ituri woodland within the Congo. via damaging and unjustifiable conditions the country used to be lowered via the British to its current quantity. half was once made into a separate nation, Toro, half used to be given to the former Belgian Congo and half was once entrusted to Buganda—hence our misplaced Counties. In spite of being small the dominion nonetheless keeps its cultural delight and traditions and at the related time cherishes its unquenchable spirit of regaining its misplaced Counties.

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The other drum Kajumba was left behind but it is believed to have followed of its own accord and to have sat down in the capital alongside its companion Nyalebe. Other items of the regalia were found. 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.

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. 10 Bikunya calls Nyatoro, Nyaraki and says that she bore three sons, Mpuga Isingoma, Kato Kimera and Kiiza, to Isimbwa, brother of Isaza.

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