Daily Archives: September 21, 2009

The cultural institutions of Buruuli and Bunyalaget their cultural powers from Ababiito royals

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Dear UAH,
The cultural institutions of Buruuli and Bunyala  get their cultural powers from the cultural leader of all Ababiito royals in Uganda, the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, who today is Solomon Gafaabusa Iguru.
I have in the past given you documents showing how the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara has the cultural responsibility, from God, of appointing these people. I even sent you a document the Omukama issued on October 1, 2008 when the Isaabaruuli and Isaabanyala went to Hoima Palace to declare their discovery of their ancestral origins and to get cultural blessings from the only source of culture in Uganda kings, the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara.
Briefly, the cultural posts of Buruuli bwa Nyangoma, now Isaabaruuli and Isaabanyala, are not hereditary. They are either created or maintained at the will of the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara.
Get this very clearly, no person can become cultural leader in Buruuli and Bunyala unless he/she has got the cultural blessings from the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara. Hence, Mwogezi Butamanya Isaabarongo Mubwijwa, and Capt Becka Kimeze Byarufu, transported their entire cultural leadership in October 2008,and went to Bunyoro-Kitara to get these cultural blessings. And they were blessed in front of the Uganda press. I will give a vedeo recording of this ceremony if you desire it.
The Nyamuyono you are talking about, is supposed to be the heir to Omubiito Nyamuyonjo who in 1894 rebelled against Omukama Kabaleega and was stripped of his office.  Hence the present heir you are talking about does not have cultural authority from the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara.
Indeed, in 2002 I introduced the topic of forgiving Nyamuyonjo by the Omukama. He kept quiet and later told me the royals were still considering my request. Unfortunately the then Nyamuyonjo, Fenekansi, died of old age two years ago before the Omukama lifted the ban on him. So Fenekansi’s heir cannot today claim cultural powers you are trying to givehim
You want to be recognized as an authority on Bunyoro-Buganda culture. You will never achieve that feat as long as you do not adhere to true culture.Some of You suggest that the cultural powers to appoint Buruuli bwa Nyangoma, and powers of Nyamuyonjo, recognition of Buruuli and Bunyala cutural leaders, have shifted from Bunyoro to Buganda.  No, that cannot happen. Because these things are inherited from the days of the Abacwezi up to today. The line has not been broken as you it to be .
That is why a prince of Buganda can never become kabaka until he has gone, physically, to his ancestors in Bunyoro-Kitara to get those blessings from the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara.I can see some of you trying to ask me whether Kabaka Ronld Muwenda Mutebi went to Hoima before he was crowned Kabaka of Buganda. I advise you to ask Ssabsajja himself.  He will give you an answer.
That is why Princess Nsungwa now residing  in Kawempe, when she wanted to be Buruuli bwa Nyangoma in 2002, she asked me to  introduce her to the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara. I did my part and brought up the topic to the Omukama. But he delined to appoint her because she had earlier on aligned herself with Buganda royals who, abusively, claimed they taken away Omukama’s powers.
When the Baruuli learned that the Omukama had refused to annoint Nsungwa, they also refused to recognse her. Hence the adoption of a new type of cultural leadership, that of Isaabaruuli, which the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara recognised. This recognition was confirmed when the Isaabauruuli and Isaabanyala went to Hoima in 2008 to receive these cultural powers.
Some of You are now ignorantly accusing the Omukama of interefering into the internaal affairs of Buganda.  No. These cultural affairs are not transferred just like that.Mwogezi Butamanya and Capt. Becka Kimeze Byarufu, know better than you Baganda that the source of cultural power is in Hoima and thats why they went there to get it.
However, the Kabaka as Ssabataka in Buganda had powers to change the Nnaku culture when it was announced that the Nnaku young girl will never see another man in her life. FIDA stepped in, made representation to him, and he changed that ritual. Now that girl can see another man after Kabaka Mutebi adjusted the ritual
Herry Ford Miirima

Press Secretary of the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara

UAH forumist

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Who are the cultural leaders of Bugerere and Buluuri

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The cultural leader of Bugerere is Omutaka Namuyonjo. A son of Omukama Wunyi l from Kibulala in Singo. Pricess Nang’oma , the cultural leader of Buluuli, is a daughter of Omukama Wunyi l of Kibulala in Singo. Those are the cultural leaders worth their names. But this alliws of yours Mr. Mirima are bakopi ( commoners) not royals (Babiito or Balangira). If Kimeze and Mwogezi Butamanya, want leadership, let them stand for elective political offices, or let them become clerics, or let them become very rich, or let they become grow too old, or let they be elected Katikkiros of Nangg’oma and Namuyonjo.

The offices of Princess Nang’oma or Nyangoma and Namuyonjo or Nyamuyonjo, are hereditary, and the Omukama does not have powers to sack incumbents or abolish them.

Secondly, the office of Nang’oma is no longer under Omukama of Bunyoro but under the Kabaka of Buganda after Buluuli (Southern Buluulu) fell from Bunyoro to Buganda in the second half of the 19th century. However Omukama may install a Nyangoma of North Buluuli now in Masindi District. As for Namuyonjo, the office is under Kabaka of Buganda after North Bugerere fell to Buganda and even in recent years, the late Sir Edward Muteesa ll have one sq.maile Mailo Estate to the family at Galiraaya. Both discendents of Namuyonjo and Nang’oma gather annually at Kibulala in Singo, for the annual gathering of all decedents of Winyi. Many come from Buddu, other parts of Singo, Busujju, Butambala, Bugerere, even Bulemeezi. They are led by a ssaababiito b’e Kibulala, who is answerable to Ssaabalangira of Buganda and Kabaka of Buganda. They are different from Babiito of Kooki who also have their own Ssaababiito. There are also Ababiito b’e Sanje, one branch in Kiziba, Tanzania, where Princess Maria Lubega Mutagamba belongs. There are also Abamooli of Bwera now Mawogola who are affiliated to Ngabo clan. The Bunyoro Babiito (even Kooki Babiito) have Ngabi as their totems.

So while Bunyoro-Kitara  is the cradle of centralized states in the Great lakes Region , other powerful kingdoms like Buganda emerged and cut that umbilical code. However we should all be proud of the Great Lakes region’s linkages. But Omukama should not interfere in buganda affairs so is vice versa.

Ahmed Katerega

Demonstrations at UN headquaters

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COME ONE, COME ALL TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR KING AND OUR CULTURE, TO DENOUNCE MUSEVENI’S DICTATORSHIP OF UGANDA

WHEN: Wednesday September 23, 2009
TIME: 11.00am-3.00pm
WHERE: 1st Avenue and 47th Street
ASSEMBLE: Corner of 3rd Avenue and 47th Street at 11.00am, from there we will proceed to 1st Avenue under police escort – Be on time
If late approach 1st Avenue by walking along the NORTH sidewalk of 47th street from 3rd Av. to 1st Avenue towards GM position
BUSES: To park between 47th and 51st Street along 3rd Avenue  –  Drivers to stay with buses at all times
MARKINGS: Buses to have GGWANGA MUJJE PLACARDS OR MARKINGS IN order to park on 3rd Av.
NOT ALLOWED BY POLICE: Powered Loudspeakers, Sticks for posters (all posters to be worn)
DRESS CODE: Preferably Traditional garb preferred, i.e. Busuuti, Kanzu, Lubugo ~ bimyu, hats, etc
WHAT TO BRING: Placards & banners with huge writings
OTHER NECESSITIES:
1. Water
2. Flags of USA, Buganda & Uganda (a few Buganda hand flags will be available for sale on 1st come 1st served basis). USA flags avaialable at Home Depot, etc
3. Drums, ndege, whistles (your local sports store), bullhorns (available at most equipment rental places), any noise makers
4. Donation to contribute to fund of mabugo/mataaba for the dead, and for the injured, etc
5. Buganda national anthem — download at www.buganda.com
You may contact Buganda Kingdom directly via her official website: www.buganda.or.ug/

MORE POSTER WRITE-UPS

TO THE UN
WHO IS THE BIGGEST PURVEYOR OF GENOCIDE IN AFRICA?
MUSEVENI OF FAR  – EXPEL FROM SECURITY COUNCIL

BAGANDA WILL NOT TOLERATE THE CONFISCATION OF THEIR LAND BY MUSEVENI UNDER THE GUISE OF LAW

FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL BUGERERE IS PART BUGANDA – PERIOD
MUSEVENI BACK OFF

MUSEVENI HAS BEEN IN POWER FOR 23 YEARS YET UGANDA PRODUCES NOTHING OF VALUE 60% OF ITS BUDGET IS EXTERNALLY SUPPORTED
TIME FOR MUSEVENI TO GO

TO THE WEST
IN ORDER TO AVOID A RWANDA TYPE GENOCIDE IN UGANDA
MUSEVENI MUST GO

THE UN EXPEL UGANDA FROM THE SECURITY COUNCIL
MUSEVENI IS THE BIGGEST SECURITY THREAT IN CENTRAL AFRICA

TO THE WEST
WHAT HAPPENED IN KENYA IS NOTHING TO WHAT IS LIKELY
TO HAPPEN IN UGANDA.  STOP IT BEFORE IT IS TO LATE
KICK YOUR SURROGATE, MUSEVENI OUT

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MUGABE & MUSEVENI?  Nothing.
Both came to power by the gun
Both rule by the gun
Both preside over military dictatorship
Both changed their constitution in order to stay in power
Both have been in power for over 23 years
Both are land grabbers
Both are very, very, very, very……. Nepotic
Both are the most corrupt regimes in Africa
Britain was stupid enough to grant both CHOGM

IT IS TIME FOR THE WEST TO TREAT MUSEVENI AS MUGABE, Both are rubbish