BUNYORO KITARA KINGDOM BEGINS PREPARATIONS TO COMMEMORATE 100 YEARS SINCE THE DEMISE OF OMUKAMA KABALEGA

Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom has started preparations to commemorate 100 years since the demise of Omukama Kabalega.

On Thursday ,  Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom’s First Deputy Prime Minister Owek. Nyendwoha Mutiti who represented the BKK Prime Minister Owek Andrew Byakutaga met a group of writers who are under the Bunyoro Kitara Royal Historical Society at the Kingdom boardroom.

The writers reviewed the history they have so far written and developed a plan of concluding the task which was given to them by the Kingdom.

The Kingdom plans to publish a comprehensive book about the reign of Omukama Kabalega. The Kingdom has also lined up several events that will be undertaken in the run up to the commemoration of the 100 years since the demise of Omukama Kabalega.

Team poses for group photo

 Omukama Kabalega ruled Bunyoro from 1870 to 1899 when he was attacked by British colonialists.

During his reign, Omukama Kabalega initiated several development programs and expanded the boundaries of the Kingdom.

He is widely remembered for resisting British colonialists inorder to safeguard the sovereignty of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.

Omukama Kabalega was exiled in syecheles Island where he spent 23 years.  He died in 1923 at Mpumudde Hill in Busoga Region on his way back home.

Omukama Kabalega is a grand father of Rukirabasaija Agutamba Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, the reigning Omukama of Bunyoro- Kitara Kingdom.

Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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