BACHWEZI CLAN: ARE YOU A MUCHWEZI?

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In Bunyoro-Kitara we have Oruganda Rwa Bachwezi(Bachwezi Clan).

The Clan Started When Omukama Isaza of the Batembuzi Dynasty and King Ruhonga(Nyamiyonga) of Karokarungi(Ankole) initiated a blood pact.

The blood pact went wrong as Isaza made his servant Bukuku do the blood pact.

Namiyonga infuriated, send her daughter Nyamata to subdue Omukama Isaza.

Nyamata was successful in her mission, her and Isaza gave birth to a Son Isimbwa.

Isimbwa and Nyinanwiru gave birth to Ndahura the first Muchwezi.

Because Ndahura wanted to hide his identity from Bukuku who was the caretaker for the Kingship(Note. Bukuku had declared him self King of Kitara)

When Ndahura was interrogated to identify his clan, he simply said “Nyowe Ndi Wokwezi” in fear of death by King Bukuku.

Hence the Origin of the Clan name * Bachwezi*

In Bunyoro kitara kingdom the saying of “abacwezi ikumi na mwenda abaramibwa* literally, there are nineteen Bachwezi leaders worshipped.

Below are clans that split from the
Bachwezi Clan.

Abazaazi
Ababyasi
Abasana
Abalengere

Authored by: BKNAA.