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Background The Vanuma came from Democratic Republic of Congo in the year 1992 and by then Congo was under the rule of “Bajungu Balelege” (Belgians). There were no any other rulers separately from the Belgians and this government of the Belgians within D.R. Congo setup a law which stated that all local people where to stay in the same vicinity ... Read More »


Background The Bawisa are believed to have migrated from Bunyoro into the present day Bwamba from Kyamuhingo`s family. There great grandfather was called Nsila Muwisa, named after his work of “Kuwisa” iron smelting. The reason to why Nsila-Muwisa moved away from the Kyomuhingo family was because he had lost his wife the mother to his only daughter Magambhilane. He is ... Read More »


Introduction The Banyamwera clan is part of the Twenty five (25) clans of the Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba (OBB) cultural institution. The Banyamwera clan is made up of 12 sub-clans namely, 1.Bandikusaama 2.Bandibunyata 3.Bandikibaate 4.Basenge 5.Bandibhundu 6.Bandikiroro 7.Bandirusiya 8.Bandimukano 9.Bandimboyo 10.Babumbuku 11.Bamengu 12.Bandisyome Background Kitara is the father of Mwera and Murungu who originally stayed in Bunyoro being Munyoro. In Bunyoro ... Read More »


Background The Balungu came from Bunyangabu found in Toro kingdom and moved through Rwenzori Mountain there father Elungu produced seven (7) children named Bughiyo, kataama, Mugombuwa, Kayanja, Mbaali, Nyama and lastly Kauka. Elungu died in Bulungu in Toro kingdom (Kabarole District, Bunyangabu county). His seven children migrated from Bulungu and settled on the slopes of mount Rwenzori. The slopes were ... Read More »


Background Babandi is an ethnic clan found in Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba in Bundibugyo district which speaks Lubwisi language. The Babandi group of people during the mass migration of people in Uganda, they are believed to have migrated from Toro kingdom via Mt. Rwenzori to D.R .Congo to a place known as Kisanji. The Babandi clan is composed of 12 sub-clans ... Read More »


Background The Bhandimanga clan is among 25 clans that make up the Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba. The people belonging to this clan are called Bhandimanga. The word “Bandi” (plural) means “of or belonging to”, in this case people within or belonging to, or tracing their ancestry from Ndimanga as a clan. All clans in Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba except a few use ... Read More »

Owenguko Baker Samuel Bamwendere’s contribution to Bwamba cultural identity

Baker Samuel Bamwendere putting on the minister’s attir Name: Baker Samuel Bamwendere Clan: Mubandi – Mpindu Sub-clan: Bandimagwara-Nkubu Position in OBB: Minister of culture Contact TEL number: 0772645477-0706319134 Sub County: Ntotoro Parish: Nyasoro PROFILE Education: Attended Mantoroba P.S, Bumadu P.S, Western College Mbarara, Uganda College of commerce-Nakawa, attained diploma in Stenography-Nakawa and a certificate in Secretarial studies from U.M.I-Kampala. Leadership: ... Read More »


The speaker Oweng. Gafabusa Richard making a speech at the inaugural official opening of the kusei The speaker guides the all kusei proceedings Read More »

Historical Background of Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba

Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba is a cultural institution comprised majorly of three ethnic communities namely Bamba, Vanoma and Babwiisi. The three have lived together since the time of mass movement of people between 12th -16th century on the land comprised of western slopes of Mount Rwenzori and Semuliki valley in present day Bundibugyo District. The three ethnic groups have since nearly ... Read More »