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TITLE: Omukama RELIGION:
STATE: Uganda DYNASTY: Babiito
 
 
PRESENT RULER: HM Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa IGURU I, 49th Omukama of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara and 27th (Babiito) Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara since 11th June 1994.
born 1949, married 2002, HM Omugo Margaret Adyeri Karunga, and has issue.
  • HRH Prince David Rukidi Mpuga, born 19th May 2007 in Nairobi, baptized 27th December 2007.
  • HRH Princess Masamba Nkwanzi, born 17th October 2011 in Nairobi, baptized 10th June 2012 in St. Peters's Cathedral, Hoima.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded around 1400 by Isingoma Mpuga Rukidi I. HM The Omukama (King) of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom and the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom were restored by the Amendment (No. 8) Act - Statute No. 8, Article 118 (1) - of 1993 enacted by the Parliament of Uganda and officially recognized and protected by the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda by Chapter IV. Rulers were...
  1. Omukama ISINGOMA MPUGA RUKIDI, 1st Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara fl.1400, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Ochaki Rwangira (qv)
    • Omukama Oyo Nyimba (qv)

  2. Omukama OCHAKI RWANGIRA, 2nd Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara

  3. Omukama OYO NYIMBA, 3rd Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Winyi I Rubembeka (qv)

  4. Omukama WINYI I Rubembeka, 4th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Olimi I Rwitamahanga (qv)

  5. Omukama OLIMI I Rwitamahanga, 5th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Nyabongo I Rulema (qv)

  6. Omukama NYABONGO I Rulema, 6th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Winyi II Rubangira (qv)

  7. Omukama WINYI II Rubangira, 7th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Olimi II Ruhundwegeye (qv)

  8. Omukama OLIMI II Ruhundwegeye, 8th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Nyarwa (qv)
    • Omukama Chwa I (qv)
    • Queen Masamba Ombuitokati (qv)

  9. Omukama NYARWA, 9th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara

  10. Omukama CHWA I Ente Nkole, 10th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Kyebambe I Omuziikya (qv)

    Queen Masamba Ombuitokati

  11. Omukama KYEBAMBE I Omuziikya, 11th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Winyi III Rugnika (qv)

  12. Omukama WINYI III Rugnika, 12th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Nyaika I (qv)
    • Omukama Kyebambe II Bikaju (qv)

  13. Omukama NYAIKA I, 13th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara

  14. Omukama KYEBAMBE II Bikaju, 14th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, married and had issue.
    • Omukama Olimi Isansa Gahigogo(qv)

  15. Omukama OLIMI III Isansa Gahigogo, 15th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1710/1731, married and had issue. He died 1731.
    • Omukama Duhaga I Mujwiga Chwa (qv)

  16. Omukama DUHAGA I Mujwiga Chwa, 16th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1731/1782, married and had issue. He died 1782.
    • Omukama Olimi IV Kasoma (qv)
    • Omukama Nyamutukura Kyebambe III (qv)

  17. Omukama OLIMI IV Kasoma, 17th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1782/1786, died 1786.

  18. Omukama Nyamutukura KYEBAMBE III, 18th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1786/1835, married and had issue. He died 1835.
    • Omukama Mugenyi Nyabongo II (qv)
    • Prince Kahibale, died 1830.
    • Prince Karasuma
    • Omukama Kaboyo Kasunsunkwanzi Olimi I of Toro.
    • Princess Mpanja
    • Princess Batebe
    • Prince Rukumba Rukira, married and had issue.
      • Chief Rusebe, Chief of Buyaga County ca1873

  19. Omukama Mugenyi NYABONGO II, 19th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1835/1848, married and had issue. He died 1848/1859.
    • Omukama Rwakabele Olimi V (qv)
    • Omukama Kamurasi Kyebambe IV (qv)
    • Prince Isingoma Rutafa, married and had issue.
      • Prince Zeresire
      • Prince Alifunsi Ngasirwa
    • Prince Nyaika, married and had issue.
      • Prince Katabanda
    • Prince Kasami
    • Prince Kamihanda Omudaya, Saza chief of Buruli.

  20. Omukama Rwakabale OLIMI V, 20th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1848/1852, died 1852.

  21. Omukama KYEBAMBE IV Kamurasi, 21st Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1852/1869, born about 1822, married (amongst others), Kanyange Nyamutahingurwa a Muhuma lady of the Abayonza clan from Mwenge, and had issue, fifteen sons. He died 1869.
    • Omukama Yohana Kabarega Chwa II (by Kanyange)(qv)
    • Prince Kabigumire, he usurped the throne 1869/1873, died about 1873.
    • Prince Mugizi
    • Prince Kabahinda

  22. Omukama Yohana Kabarega CHWA II, 22nd Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1869/1873 and 1873/1898 (deposed), born 1852/1853, deposed 3rd April 1898; he was defeated in the Battle of Masindi on 8th June 1872 against explorer Samuel Bakers troops; married (amongst others) (a), Princess Akiiki Mukakyabara Maliza Bagaaya Rwigirwa, daughter of Omukama Nyaika Kasunga Kyebambe I of Toro, married (b), Nzahe Bayaga, and had issue, 78 sons and 62 daughters. He died 6th April 1923 in Mpumudde, Busoga, buried 26th April 1923 in Mparo, Bunyoro.
    • Prince Jasi, died 1899.
    • Omukama Karukara Kitahimbwa I (by Nzahe) (qv)
    • Omukama Andereya Bisereko Duhaga II (qv)
    • Omukama Tito Gafabusa Winyi IV (qv)
    • Prince Yobo Karakaba
    • Prince George Nyanka

  23. Omukama Kabagungu OLIMI VI, 23rd Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara 1873, he was the Omuragwa Ngoma and was killed after nine days rule. He died 1873.

  24. Omukama Yosiya William Karukara KITAHIMBWA I, 24th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara [3.4.1898] - [17.9.1902], born 1887.

  25. Omukama Andereya Bisereko DUHAGA II, 25th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara [17.9.1902] - [30.3.1924], born 1882, married and had issue, three daughters. He died 30th March 1924.
    • Omubiitokati (Princess) Ruth Olive Bisereko aka? Princess Lucy Olive Katyanku, born 1904, author of Obwomezi bw'omukama Duhaga II aka Life of Omukama Duhaga II, Eagle Press, Kampala, 1950.
    • Omubiitokati (Princess) Alexandria Komukyeya Bisereko, she died 1993.
    • Omubiitokati (Princess) Norah Bulituli, she died after 1999.

  26. Omukama Tito Gafabusa WINYI IV, 26th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara [30.3.1924] - [8.9.1967], born January 1883, married (amongst others) (a), 1927, Margaret Kabahikya, married (b), Nyina Omukama Gertrude Komweru, born 1920, presently lives in Hoima, and he had issue, 35 children. He died 1971
    • Prince John David Mpuuga Rukidi (by Margaret Kabahikya), born 13th March 1928. 
    • Princess Ruth Kabajumba Bushara (by Nyina Omukama Gertrude Komweru)
    • Omukama Solomon Iguru Gafabusa (by Nyina Omukama Gertrude Komweru) (qv)
    • Princess Juliet Kabacunga (by Nyina Omukama Gertrude Komweru)

    INTERREGNUM 1967/1994
    , Monarchy abolished on 8th September 1967, restored 24th July 1993, but new Omukama was only installed on 11th June 1994.

  27. Omukama Solomon Gafabusa IGURU I, 27th Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara (qv)
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