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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Mpuga feared that if he proceeded southwards together with Nyarwa there was a possibility of Kingdkm electing Nyarwa as their King. This tradition comes from a myth the Nyoro people tell.

The Bradt Travel Guide. Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom ha ecured more cholar hip opportunitie at Uganda petroleum in titute. He ordered soldiers to kill non-combatants.

Kibi sent for a fire from Bunyoro – Kitara to confirm his legitimacy. The delegation, Katahoire said, was expected to return over the weekend. The great and ancient Kitara Empire had split up into parts. In particular, Bunyoro benefited from the trade in ivory.

It is ruled by the Omukama of Bunyoro. A typical year in Bunyoro is divided into 12 months and it is quite clear what work are to be done these months:. According to some sources, the political tension was caused by the fear which Mpuga had for Nyarwa.

Mpuga showed him a curious animal which he had shot on the lake. But before he was crowned, he had his head shaven, finger nails trimmed and his toe nails well treated. For example the Babworo 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.

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In the past, gunyoro traditional economy revolved around big game hunting of elephantslionsleopardsand crocodiles. Bunyoro and Buganda remained in recognition of their historical bonds. The Mukama of Kitara used to send a Mubiito who performed the coronation rites such as silting the new King on the throne and handing him the royal spear.


The tournament has attracted teams from the various counties in kingvom Bunyoro Kitara kingdom. Bunyoro provided this link because the single commodity upon which all Ugandan societies placed an equal importance, was found in Bunyoro. They killed for fun. Regalia men were selected abebikwato.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The British plot to destroy the power of the Omukama and rob the country started to unfold. Buganda which had now become independent was originally called Muhwahwa. The British invaded Bunyoro—Kitara to control resources of the Bungoro. Byaruhanga Akiiki, Religion in Bunyoro, Rukidi established his own capital at Eburu a few miles north of Mubende Hill.

In these principalities and other areas of northern Uganda they introduced new concepts of Government from Bunyoro, which replaced the rudimentary forms of government in the area. He blamed Christianity and colonialism that replaced native rulers.

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Apart from the historical bonds, friendly relationships between Bunyoro and her neighbours flourished because of the trade which was bunyyoro to all parties involved. The term Bunyoro according to some historians, seems to have specifically, referred to the new Luo element in the population, the bulk of which tended to form an intermediate class between the Hima-pastoral aristocracy and the ordinary peasants.

In Acholi the same names are still found and are called “Pak” meaning “praise”.

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Most of the names are actual words of the Nyoro language. The people of Bunyoro are also known as Nyoro or Banyoro singular: He got pleasure from killing the Banyoro.


The Omukama and the other leaders of the area are planning to establish a university that will primarily focus on teaching relevant skills with regards to work in the extraction of natural resources. But no sooner had Kanyabugoma rested-than another man by the name Mugungu arrived. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.

So were the other things which had been left behind by the Bacwezi. This advice prevailed and a big tree was felled out of which drums were made. Although these people had lived and formed pan of the Bunyoro-state system they had remained Luo in speech.

This continued even at the time of Kabalega, Nyaika a young prince of Busoga was brought up in Bunyoro’s palace and he was under the care of Omukama Kabalega. Mpuga who had already got the message from Nyakoka got delighted by that formal invitation. Hodges, the Principal Medical Officer gave people were to cut the bush around homes.

Bunyoro respected these northern neighbours partly because of their commonality of origin and partly because of the maternal relationships between the two territories. Omuhikirwa rallies Bunyoro subjects for 24th Empango Celebrations due for 11th June, So the take over of Rukidi was supported by an ethnically mixed group of northerners, who got attracted to the strong leadership of Mpuga and moved with him down to the capital.

Nyakoka is said to have advised Mpuga to make a drum which was to be used for summoning the people and which could also be used to let the Babiito know each other’s whereabouts.