Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I

Omukama (Reigning Monarch)

Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I (born 1948) is the 27th Omukama of Bunyoro under the Biito Dynasty; reigning from 1994 to date.

The king’s traditional alternative name used by especially family Empaako (pet name) Amooti. His praise names; among many others include; Mwijukuru’ Kabalega, Omukuuma Nfuuzi, Bigere bisaaga mumuhanda.

He replaced his father, Omukama Sir Tito Winyi IV of Bunyoro who reigned from 1927 up to 1967 when the Ugandan government abolished kingdoms.

About Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom (BKK)


Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom (BKK) is a Kingdom in Western Uganda. The Kingdom is ruled by a Monarch – Omukama of Bunyoro, and the current ruler is H.M. Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, the 27th Omukama (king) of Bunyoro-Kitara. The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara has a rich history spanning over hundreds of years. It is a remnant of one of the most powerful empires in East and Central Africa from 13th century to the 19th century – Bunyoro-Kitara Empire, the oldest and formerly the largest of the Great Lakes kingdoms stretching as far as present-day Karagwe in Tanzania, present-day Rwanda, present-day Eastern congo, and the Wanga Kingdom in present-day Kenya, but was greatly decimated by the advent of British colonialism in East Africa. Bunyoro-Kitara Empire itself was a remnant of once one of Africa’s mightiest empires; the Empire of Kitara, translated as the ‘Empire of Light’ that spanned the greater part of the Great Lakes region

The Kingdom has had three (3) successive Dynasties as its rulers, with these listed as the Batembuzi dynastyBachwezi dynasty, and Babiito Dynasty, which is currently the ruling dynasty.


Quick Facts About Bunyoro-Kitara

The Kingdom, formally the empire of Kitara under the 1st and 2nd dynasties has had three (3) successive Dynasties as its rulers, with these including; the Batembuzi dynastyBachwezi dynasty, and Babiito Dynasty, which is currently the ruling dynasty.

Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom is a cosmopolitan of people that identify with the culture and heritage of Bunyoro-Kitara. These include Abagahya, Abasindi, Abagangaizi, Abagungu, Alur, Abachope, Maragoli, Abakobya, Among many others.

The Kingdom’s core mandate is to promote and preserve the cultural values, norms and practices which enhance the dignity and well being of the people of Bunyoro-Kitara, as well as to promote the development, preservation and enrichment of all the people within Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom.

Owek. Andrew Byakutaga Atenyi


Prime Minister

Owek. Isaac Kalembe Akiiki


Speaker of Orukurato (Parliament)

Owek. Mugenyi Fred Rucunya Akiiki


Chief Prince

Owek. Jane K. Kabahanika Akiiki


Official Sister to the king


About Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom

Abantu ba'Bunyoro (Our People)

The Banyoro are especially to be found in western Uganda to the east of Lake Mwitanzige. They inhabit the present districts of Hoima, Masindi, Kibale, Kiryandongo, Buliisa, Kagadi, Kakumiro, and Kikuube. They speak a Bantu language and their origins, like other Bantu can be traced to the Congo region. Traditionally, Banyoro are organized under a King (Omukama).

Obuhangwa (Our Culture)

Bunyoro Kitara kingdom boasts of a rich culture and heritage that transcends generations from the ancient dynasties and interraclastrine civilisations.  The Banyoro have maintained their rich cultural heritage. While some western cultural elements have been assimilated, many Banyoro proudly uphold the ancient traditions of their ancestors. 

Our Past, Present, and Future

From it's inceptions through the 3 dynasties of rulers, the kingdom has seen both seasons of growth, and those of depreciation; it has seen break-away of most of the present day Kingdoms in Uganda, and the broader East-African region, to the pre-colonial war and its destruction. However, leveraging the opportunities of the present, the kingdom is on the rise to regain it former glory. 

Amakuru (Latest News)


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