Toro Kingdom III

The Babito Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1891 – 1928 Rukirabasaija Daudi Kasagama Kyebambe VI, Omukama of Toro, MBE (c 1.1.1918). b. ca. 1874, eldest surviving son of Rukirabasaija Nyaika Mukabirere Olimi VI, Omukama of Toro, by his wife, Vikitoria Kahinju, educ. privately at Mengo. Fled with his mother and two brothers to Ankole, and on the murder of the latter to Buganda. Signed a Treaty with the IBEAC and was proclaimed at Kabarole by Lord Lugard, 14th August 1891. Installed at Kaberole, 16th August 1891. Received into the Anglican Church and Baptised by Bishop Tucker, taking the name of Daudi (David), 15th March 1896. Crowned at St John’s Cathedral, Kabarole, by the Rev. G.R. Blackledge, 16th March 1908. m. several wives according to ancient custom, but repudiated all of them save his eleventh and favourite wife, whom he remarried according to Angican rites at, St John’s Cathedral, Kabarole, 4th May 1896, Adyeri Damali Tibaitwa, daughter of Nikodemo Kakurora, Chief of Kitagwenda. He d. at Kyangabukama, Mwenge, 31st December 1928, having had issue, seven sons and six daughters:

  • 1) H.H. Rukirabasaija Sir George David Matthew Kamurasi Rukidi III, 5th Omukama of Toro (s/o Damali) – see below.
  • 2) Professor Prince (Omubiito) Akiiki Hosea K. Nyabongo. b. at Fort Portal, 1907, educ. Mengo High Sch., and King’s Coll., Budo; Queen’s Coll, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar) (MA), Carmen Theological Seminary, Yale Univ. (BSc), and Havard Univ. (PhD). Prof. Univ. of Alabama, Lecturer in Philosophy at A&T Univ. of North Carolina, Chair. Uganda Town and Country Planning Brd. 1963-1975. FRGS, Mbr. Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC). Author of “Winds And Lights: African Fairy Tales”. m. 1955, Ada Naomi, née Paynter (b. Bermuda), daughter of an AME Minister. He d. at Jinja, 3rd October 1975, having had issue, including:
    • a) Prince (Omubiito) Amooti Nyabongo Kyebambe Mukarusa. b. at Brooklyn, New York, USA, educ. Tuskegee Univ. Served US Air Force, joined NYPD.
  • 3) Prince (Omubiito) John Rwakatale. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 4) Prince (Omubiito) Switzer*
  • 5) Prince (Omubiito) Solomon*
  • 6) Prince (Omubiito) Daniel*
  • * one of these Princes had issue two daughters
    • a) Princess Angeline, educ. Gayaza High Sch.
    • b) Princess Nightingale Rukuba [Dr Nightingale Rukaba-Ngaiza], educ. Gayaza High Sch. and Makerere Univ. (LLB). Senior Counsel in the Legal dept. of the World Bank, Specialist Consultant Natural Resource Mgmt. m. Oscar G. Ngaiza, Engineer Consultant.
  • 7) Prince (Omubiito) Frederick.
  • 1) Princess (Omubiitokati) Lusi. b. before 9th June 1903 (d/o Damali).
  • 2) Princess (Omubiitokati) Ruth Komuntale Keesi Bahindi. b. at Kabarole, 1900 (d/o Damali). Installed as Rubuga to her brother Omukama Rukidi III, 29th January 1929. Became Omujwera Butebi 1961.
  • 3) Princess (Omubiitokati) Agnes Kakoto.
  • 4) Princess (Omubiitokati) Keesi Bahindi.
  • 5) Princess (Omubiitokati) Ada Nyamutoka.
  • 6) Princess (Omubiitokati) Kabokya.
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1928 – 1965 H.H. Rukirabasaija Sir George David Matthew Kamurasi Rukidi III [Ruraihya n’emundu, emanzi ya Kyebambe], Omukama of Toro. b. at the Royal Palace, Kabarole, 6th March 1904, eldest son of Rukirabasaija Daudi Kasagama Kyebambe VI, 4th Omukama of Toro, MBE, by his wife, Adyeri Damali Tibaitwa, educ. Nyakasura Sch., Kabarole, Mengo High Sch., and King’s Coll., Budo. Inspector Uganda Police 1926, Succeeded on the death of his father, 31st December 1928. Crowned at St John’s Cathedral, Kabarole, 29th January 1929. Attended the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London 1953. Hon Lieut 4th (Uganda) Btn KAR 1928-1930. Founder and Sovereign Grand Master of the Order of the Lion, Crown and Shield of Toro. Rcvd: Knighted 2/6/1962, Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron. (1937 and 1953), Royal Visit (1954), and Uganda Independence (1963) medals, Cdr of Order of the Shield and Spears of Buganda. m. five wives according to tradition. m. (first) Abwooli Omugo. m. (second) 1935, Lady Byanjeru Kezia Bonabana (b. 1917; d. after May 1998), daughter of Omwami Nikodemo Kakoro, MBE, sometime Prime Minister of Toro. He d. at the Royal Palace, Kabarole, 21st December 1965 (bur. Karambi Gasani), having had issue:

  • 1) Prince (Omubiito) Stephen Edgar Paul Karamagi. b. 1934, educ. Nyakasura Sch., Kabarole, King’s Coll., Budo, Sidney Sussex Coll., Cambridge (LLB), and Columbia Univ., New York, USA. Admin. Officer 1961-1962, transferred to Uganda MFA 1963, Assist. Sec. 1963. m. Margaret Semugeshi (d. at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), daughter of Chief Semugeshi, of Bufundu, in Astrida, Rwanda. He had issue:
    • a) Prince (Omubiito) George Kamurasi Karamagi. b. at Cairo, Egypt, 1967 (s/o Margaret). m. Monica Ntiru. He has issue, triplets:
      • i) Rusetsa Nyangoma Karamagi. b. at Houston, Texas, USA, 2006.
      • ii) Ruyonga Katto Karamagi. b. at Houston, Texas, USA, 2006.
      • iii) Rukidi Kizza Karamagi. b. at Houston, Texas, USA, 2006.
    • b) Prince (Omubiito) Stephen Oyo Karamagi. b. at Mengo, 1970 (s/o Margaret).
    • a) Princess (Omubiitokati) Roslyn Kabaramagi (d/o a different mother). She d. at Nairobi, Kenya, 1995, having had issue, a daughter.
    • b) Princess (Omubiitokati) Evelyn Kahinju. b. in Essex, 1963 (d/o Margaret). m. … Kamau. She has issue, two sons.
    • c) Princess (Omubiitokati) Jennifer Komukyeya. b. at Cairo, Egypt, 1966 (d/o Margaret). m. … Rusita. She has issue, two daughters.
  • 2) Prince (Omubiito) Ruyonga. b. at the Royal Palace, Kabarole, 27th March 1935 (s/o Abwooli Omugo), educ. St Peter’s Sch.
  • 3) Prince (Omubiito) Emanuel Erasmus Ishagara. b. at the Royal Palace, Kabarole, 27th March 1935 (s/o Abwooli Omugo), educ. St Peter’s Sch. and St Luke’s Coll., Virika. Traffic Mgr. Uganda Transport Co. 1968-1970, Chair. Kampala Round Table 1970-1971, farmer retd. m. at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, 21st December 1966, Catherine Rosette (b. at Masaka, 25th November 1943), educ. Makerere Coll. Sch., and The Gregg Coll., Brighton, Sussex, retd. govt. realtor, daughter of Erieza Sebabi, sometime Sabalamuzi (Chief Justice) of Buganda, by his wife, Mary Nanfuka. He had issue, three sons and one daughters:
    • a) Prince (Omubiito) David Kamurasi Ishagara. b. at the Nsambya Hospital, Kampala, 11th February 1967, educ. Namilyango Coll., ITT Technical Inst., London (B.Sc.). m. at Camden, London, October 1997, Irene N. Kasozi-Batende. He has issue, a daughter:
      • i) Princess (Omubiitokati) Joanita Kakyo Komubaizi.
    • b) Prince (Omubiito) Solomon Michael Okwiri Adyeri Ishagara. b. at the Mulago Hospital, Kampala, 11th June 1973, educ. Busoga Coll., Mwiri, Baruch Coll. and TCI Coll. for Technology, New York, USA.
    • c) Prince (Omubiito) Emmanuel Ishagara Jr. b. at the Mulago Hospital, Kampala, 9th September 1977, educ. Busoga Coll., Mwiri, Baruch Coll., New York, Park Univ., Kansas City, Missouri, USA (B.Sc.).
    • a) Princess (Omubiitokati) Sandra Ishagara. b. at the Nsambya Hospital, Kampala, 29th December 1969, educ. King’s Coll., Buddo, Makerere Coll., South Thames Coll. (B.A Fin.). m. (first) at Wandsworth, London, May 1998, Richard Kaggwa-Godwyn. m. (second) Sula Kasozi. She has issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Josh Kasozi. b. 27th Apr 2004. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
      • i) Chauntel Grace S. Ishagara Kendall. b. at Wandsworth, London, 18th May 1996.
  • 4) H.H. Rukirabasaija Patrick David Matthew Koboyo Olimi III, Omukama of Toro (s/o Kezia).
  • 5) Prince (Omubiito) Nyaika. He had issue, two sons:
    • a) Prince (Omubiito) Charles Happy Kijanangoma. b. 1956. m. Salima Namutebi. He was k. by an adherent of the Katikiro, in a public bar at Fort Portal, 25th March 1999.
    • b) Lt. Prince (Omubiito) Ronald Rubale.
  • 6) Prince (Omubiito) James Mugenyi Muzimanuki. Cmsnd. 2nd-Lieut. Uganda Army. Dismissed by Obote in 1972. Regent for his nephew, 26th August 1994.
  • 7) Prince (Omubiito) Muhangura.
  • 1) Princess (Omubiitokati) Gertrude.
  • 2) Princess (Omubiitokati) Gladesi [Gladys]. 
  • 3) Princess (Omubiitokati) Elizabeth Christobel Edith Bagaya. b. at Fort Portal, 9th February 1936 (d/o Kezia), educ. Kyebembe Girl’s Sch., Toro, Gayaza High Sch., Mengo, Sherborne Sch., Dorset, Girton Coll., Cambridge (LLB 1962), and Lincoln’s Inn, London. Barr-at-Law 1965, becoming the first East African woman to so qualify. Installed as Batebe to her brother Omukama Rukidi IV, 2nd March 1966. Ambassador-at-Large 1971-1973, Ambassador to Egypt and Ethiopia 1973-1974, and Permanent Representative at the UN New York 1974, Minister for Foreign Affairs Feb-Nov 1974, Spokesperson for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Europe 1980-1986, Ambassador to the USA 1986-1988, and Germany 2006-2008 (conc to the Holy See), High Cmsnr to Nigeria since 2008. Author of “African Princess” (1983) and “Elizabeth of Toro: the Odyssey of an African Princess” (1989). Rcvd: Nalubaale Medal (June 2000). m. (first) at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, 25th April 1981, Prince (Omubiito) Wilbur Nyabongo (d. in an aeroplane crash, December 1986), educ, Oxford Air Training Sch., Engineer with Assayeh in Nairobi, airline pilot, son of Prince (Omubiito) Leo Sharp Ochaki.
  • 4) Princess (Omubiitokati) Mabel Komuntale. Mbr Regency Cncl 1995-1997.
  • 5) Princess (Omubiitokati) Joy. m. George William Luzide Mukasa, Dir CID Uganda Police 1973-1974.
  • 6) Princess (Omubiitokati) Rachel.
  • 7) Princess (Omubiitokati) Rosemary Kijumba Balinda. m. …and had issue, including:
    • a) Daphne B. Ketter.
  • 8) Princess (Omubiitokati) Damali Komukyeya (d/o Kezia).
  • 9) Princess (Omubiitokati) Kijumba Kabaramagi (d/o Kezia).
  • 10) Princess (Omubiitokati) Kanyomozi (d/o Kezia).
  • 11) Princess (Omubiitokati) Mpanja (d/o Kezia). m. 1965, …
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1965 – 1995 H.H. Rukirabasaija Patrick David Matthew Koboyo Olimi III [Rutabingwa rwa Muhokya Omwana wa Rusasuka], Omukama of Toro. b. at the Royal Palace, Kabarole, 9th September 1945, fourth son of H.H. Rukirabasaija Sir George David Matthew Kamurasi Rukidi III, Omukama of Toro, by his principal wife, Lady Byanjeru Kezia Bonabana, educ. Budo Primary Sch., Nyakasura Sch., Fort Portal, Sherborne Sch., Dorset, and Makerere Univ., Kampala. Succeeded on the death of his father, 21st December 1965. Crowned at St John’s Cathedral, Kabarole, 2nd March 1966. Deposed on the abolition of the Kingdoms by the Obote government, 8th September 1967. Entered the Uganda Foreign Service 1986, Minister-Counsellor at Dar-es-Salam 1987-1990, and Ambassador to Cuba 1990-1993. Proclaimed on the restoration of the Ugandan monarchies, 24th July 1993. Grand Master of the Order of the Lion, Crown and Shield of Toro. m. 10th January 1987, Best Kemigisa Kaboyo, Namasole (b. 1967), educ. Kahingi Primary Sch., Mpanga Senior Secondary Sch. and Kyebambe Girls Sch., Toro, Founder and Patron Tooro Womens Development Assoc., Mbr. Kabira Club, Mosa Courts, etc., daughter of Prince Mujunju, of the Batuku clan, of Rwebisengo, Bundibugyo dist. He d. at Kampala, 26th August 1995, having had issue one son and two daughters:

  • 1) H.H. Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, King Omukama of Toro – see below.
  • 1) Princess (Omubiitokati) Ruth Nsemere Komuntale. b. 1989, educ. Aghan Primary Sch., Kampala, and the International Sch., Tripoli, Libya. Installed as Batebi to her brother Rukidi IV, 12th September 1996.
  • 2) Princess (Omubiitokati) Celia Komukyeya. b. 1994. She d. from leukaemia, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, October 1997.
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1995  H.H. Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, King Omukama of Toro. b. 16th April 1992, only son of H.H. Rukirabasaija Patrick David Matthew Koboyo Olimi III, Omukama of Toro, by his wife, Best Kemigisa Kaboyo, Namasole, educ. Aga Khan Primary Sch., Blackheath Primary Sch., London, and the Kabira International Sch., Kampala. Succeeded on the death of his father, 26th August 1995. Crowned at St. John’s Cathedral, Kabarole, 12th September 1996.
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