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

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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  1. Dear Sir.

    I agree with you 100% perfect. I as a grand son of Late Kaheeru Ezekiel who was omurusura of the king of Bunyoro who escorted the son of the omukama of Bunyoro to Tooro who later became the king of Tooro kingdom was blessed by his father to attain the powers and the Batooro community know it very well that the origin of the kingship is drawn from Bunyoro that is as far back as the time of Isingoma Rukidi Mpuga and Kato Kimera who took different directions but possessing one father. That is a clear indication that the kingship of Bunyoro has got full mandate to decide which is which.

  2. I’m first very grateful for this site and indeed grateful for Mr. Mirima’s comments on the Bunyala/Buruuli cultural institutions. Just to add on your information, Nguli (Late) Issabanyala Nganzi Npagi Nathan Ngasaki was elected in a clans meeting which Nguli (Late) Nyamuyonjo was part and his spokesperson Ezra Lubega (Mubiito) is the one who nominated him.

    Secondly avery typical Munyala knew it at hand that Koojo son of Waalwa Ow’omukaibbo was the last King of Bunyala and recorgnised by Bunyoro Kitara and that Nyamuyonjo wanted to take over by force with assistance from Buganda Kingdom as it is today. How then can any wise Munyala support Nyamuyonjo’s quest for leadership when it is well known that; he and Bunganda kingdom have had a sinister intention of rubbing and destroying everything we stand on?

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