Buganda boycott history-making Hoimma Empango celebrations

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Dear Editors,

The June 11, 2010 Emango celebrations in Hoima will go down in history
as history-making. Not only for the huge crowds which assembled from
all corners of the kingsdom and began celebrating three days early, but
for the matter-of-factly declaration of Culuturl leaders
Kooki(Kamuswaga), Buruuli (Isaabanyala) and Bunyala(Isaabanyala), tht
they had traced their origins and are they must be known as pure
Banyoro.

They stamped this declration by making their speeches in
Runyoro-Rutooro (even if broken). They briefly traced their history and
how they came to be annexed to Buganda.

The Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, Rukirabasaija Solomon Gafaabusa Iguru
showed his perfect knowledge of history when he narrated, in minute
details, how each of those chiefdoms came to be separated from their
mother kingdom Bunyoro-Kitara. He recognised that those were mistakes
committed by their grandfathers and that we the Banyoro of today should
forgive each other and move forward as one united Buyoro-Kitara.

And President Museveni commented that the ordinary Baganda do not know
this history because they are fed wrong information. The climax of thse
revelations came when the Isaabanyala, Captain Becker Kimeze Byarufu
was officially, culturally, crowned the Isaabanyala of
Bunyala(Bugerere).

Bunyoro-Kitara’s Okwiri, the head of the Ababiito and
Princesses,peprformed the ceremony of OKUSUMIKA ORUBUGO, thereby
signifying that the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, as the cultural source
of all Babiito culture, had conferred upon him the title leader of the
Abanyala.

The group of Abanyala who accompnied the Isaabanyala burst into
ululations upon their culturel leader being confirmed and reconginsed
as their leader.

Conspicuously Buganda kingdom did not send the katiikiro nor any
kingdom official to represent the kingdom.

Another history-making activity was the huge number of cultural leaders
not only in Uganda but from neigbouiring DRC Congo and Kenya who also
declared that they are originally Banyoro but they were separated by
colonialists from their mother kingdom BunyoroKitara.

Last, but not least was the number of Europeans who attended the
ocassioan.

The Omukama’s and Katiikiro’s speeches reminded the President who
seated right infront of them that the kingdom serriously wants their
God-given share of the oil that going to be drilled from their kingdom.

The ePresident was informed that the Petroleum Bill before the cabinet
does not mention what share Bunyoro-Kitara is going to get.

And the Banyoro youths who attended the ceremonies audibly said , “it
will be useless for oil to be drilled from their kingdom when they will
be getting nothing from that bonanza. Many said, if the oil refinery is
going to be built in our backyard, in our gardens, and the pipiline to
pass in our millet gardens, and we indigenous people get nothing, then
it is as well the oil is not dirlled at all from our kingdom.

Dear Editors, I leave the other details of what took place ther to be
supplied to you by your local reporters who were there in big numbers.

Henry Ford Miirima
Press Secretary of the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara

About ekitibwakyabuganda

Ba Ssebo ne ba Nyabo, Twebaza Abaganda bonna abulumulirwa Obuganda . Era twebaza ne mikwano gya Buganda gyonna wonna wegiri munsi yonna. Omukutu guno gwatandikibwawo nga e’kigendererwa kwe kuyigiriza abantu ebintu ebikwatagana no’Buganda era nokuwanyisiganya ebilowozo nebanaffe abatali Baganda. Abaganda ne mikwano gya Buganda mukozese omukisa guno muwereze ebirowozo byamwe no’bubaka bwona obunaagasa Abaganda na’baana Buganda berizala mu maaso eyo. Obumu ku bubaka obuwerezebwa ku mukutu guno bugyibwa mukuwanyisiganya ebirowozo okubera kumukutu gwa Ugandan’s at Heart (UAH) Forum ogwatandikibwawo Mwami Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba. Era twebaza muzukulu wa Kintu ne Nnambi ono olw’omulimu gwakoledde bana Uganda bonna abali e’bunayira mungeri yo kubagatta mu byempuliziganya no’kutumbula okukolaganira awamu.

3 responses »

  1. Such info is noy welcome to my e-m.I,m a Muganda & don’t care about M7 & his banyara, baruli ,bafuruki banyoro stories that are RACIAL & aimed at cripping BUGANDA. NAYE,AGO GANYANA.BUGANDA IS BUGANDA & WILL REMAIN BUGANDA.AWANGALE MUSOTA>

  2. Mirrima don’t worry much. You feel you have achieved much by allowing Museveni to use you like condoms against Buganda. We Baganda are very fine because remember we were also originally from Bunyoro but will never again be part of. Therefore as our brothers we trully feel that you shouldn’t allow yourselves to reach where we reached before you realise that you are being used, I believe you are smarter than us as big brothers, therefore it’s better you see this earlier before its too late.(before all oil is finished i.e all deals signed and done) By the time you wake up you will have lost even the little that you have. Stop dreaming about the destruction of Buganda and instead strategise for your oil and other developments.

  3. There are two groups of Banyala in Western Kenya- one in Kakamega county and another in Busia county.May have same origin. Thank you

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