Muhoozi Keinerugaba a true descendant of the Bacwezi Dynasty as supported by Historical and Biblical evidence:
When Uganda’s first Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba tried to explain that his family connection to the history of the ancient Chwezi dynasty, it seemed many did not understand him. Many Ugandans don’t read history, some who read it or hear about it don’t believe it and they always take it as fiction. But I want to tell you that Bacwezi history is real and their descendants do exist and Muhoozi Keinerugaba family is one of them as well as many other Ugandans.
When the General revealed through his Twitter page stating that those who were trying to fight the descendants of Bacwezi were wasting time, many people started asking him who the descendants of the Bachwezi were, then he came back and listed a few of them including his father General Yoweri Museveni Ruhemb’ogwenjura Mweene Kaguta and his brother (Muhoozi’s uncle) General Salim Saleh.
Muhoozi in a series of tweets came out to reveal that nobody can topple his father’s government (the Bacwezi leadership). He also continuously warned all those thinking of this that they will be dealt with severely. His account is well supported by the history of Bacwezi empire and the biblical stories recorded in the book of Genesis.
Muhoozi said that his late grandfather told him that the first Banyankore to come to Uganda were from Egypt. This is a fact; Muhoozi family is part of the Hamites of Ankole who trace their ancestry to the Luo, and all of these together were from Cush son of Ham, son of Noah from present day North-Eastern Sudan, where they had an extensive kingdom rooting from Egypt. The detail of migrations and empires is well recorded in African history and in the bible (Genesis: 10 all).
The Uganda’s first son went ahead in one tweet to sympathize with the Tigrayans in Ethiopia, and also revealed one fact that the Ethiopian Tigrayans were related to him and his family. “I urge my great and brave brothers in the Tigrayan Defence Forces to listen to the words of General Yoweri Museveni! I am as angry as you and I support your cause. Those who raped our Tigrayan sisters and killed our brothers must be punished!” Muhoozi added. Muhoozi added that anyone who dares to will know that they are not only attacking Ethiopia or Egypt, but Uganda at the same time too.
When the first son started communicating on this, a number of Ugandans gave several responses, some supporting him while others criticizing him. I can quote some of them; “Dude, what’s with you and fighting…………. Is that literally the only thing you can do??????” Another wrote; “But you man, everything you think of fighting fighting….. There’s better to life and service than fighting! Much better actually.”
Those Ugandans criticizing the first son on fighting needed to know that such military campaigns are not new, it has not started today, their affinity for power dates back to those days when Cush ruled over Egypt. History records that Cush was the father of Nimrod, a king known as the “first heroic warrior on earth”.
Therefore, Muhoozi is very right, Uganda is a nation that is ruled by people who descends from the ancient mythical Bachwezi whose origin is historically connected to the Cushitic Hamites. Apparently, this makes it very difficult to defeat the nation because of the magical powers inherited from the ancestors. I believe many have read the history on how Museveni fought his bush war. Some recorded history tells of how he could change into an animal such as cat or unusual human being. One story tells how Obote solders would shoot at dogs and cuts thinking they were shooting at Museveni soldiers only to realize later that they have killed dogs or cats while the rebels left.
A Brief History about the origin of Banyankole (Bahima and Biiru) with their biblical roots
Bahima and Biiru are the main settlers of Ankole and many other parts of Uganda. Bahima and Biiru are believed to be descendants of Noah from Noah’s two sons Ham and Shem respectively.
1. The Bahima (Banyankole Pastoralists) are part of the Hamites of Ankole who trace their ancestry with the Luo, and all of these together were from Cush son of Ham, son of Noah who later came from present day North-Eastern Sudan, where they had an extensive kingdom after migrations from Egypt. Ham’s descendants are interpreted in some history recordings as having populated Africa and adjoining parts of Asia. The Bible refers to Egypt as “the land of Ham” in Psalm 78:51; 105:23,27; 106:22; 1 Chronicles 4:40.
Ham is the youngest of Noah’s three sons along with Japheth and Shem. Ham himself has four sons, namely: Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), Put (Libya), and lastly, Canaan (Canaanites are believed to be the first people in Israel). The Bible states that Ham and his sons, and their soon-to-be descendants lived and became the forefathers of the African continent and the Middle East.
Through various routes of migrations Cushites and Mizraims spread to different parts of Africa; peoples who were probably southern Cushites from Ethiopia and can be traced in all East African and surrounding countries. Wherever the descendants of Ham went, they are known for two things; Kingship and Wealth Creation. They were great warriors, herdsmen and blacksmiths. Cush or Kush (/kʊʃ, kʌʃ/ Hebrew: כּוּשׁ Hebrew pronunciation: [ˈkuʃ], Kush; Ge’ez: ኩሽ) was the oldest son of Ham and a grandson of Noah. He was the brother of Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan. Cush was the father of Nimrod, a king called the “first heroic warrior on earth”.
The Cushites are also called Hamites. The Hamites are believed to have come from the north of the Red Sea in Ethiopia at the place called “kush” and that is why they are referred to as Cushites . The Cushites introduced the idea of iron working in East Africa and particularly in Uganda, the idea was introduced by the Bachwezi from Meroe in Ethiopia.
The major occupation of the cushites was and is still pastoralism. The cushites were the first ethnic group to enter east Africa. In Uganda the Hamites entered from the South western direction. Tribes that belong to the Cushites in East Africa include;
In Uganda – Bahima, Basiita
In Tanzania – Mbugu, Iragu
In Rwanda – Tutsi
In kenya – Kinje, Galla
In Somali – Boran – Rendille
In Burundi – The Tutsi
2. The Biiru (Habiris) the true Hebrews
What most people don’t know is that the term “Abiru” / “habiru” ”hapiru” is actually the same as “Hebrew”; the Encyclopedia states – and this is the most amazing part. In Egypt the term Habiru, meaning “Outsiders,” was applied to fugitives and workers of inferior status; the word is etymologically related to “Hebrew,” and the relationship of the Habiru [and aforementioned Hyksos] to the Hebrews has long been debated). Many scholars feel that among the Hapiru were the original Hebrews, of whom the later Israelites were only one branch or confederation.
The Biiru (Abiiru) from the Hebrews (as will be explained later) is a member of an ancient people living in what is now Israel and Palestine and, according to biblical tradition, descended from the patriarch Jacob, son of Isac, grandson of Abraham. After the Exodus (c. 1300 BC) they established the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and their scriptures and traditions form the basis of the Jewish religion. Abram was called “the Hebrew” in Genesis 14:13, the first time that the word is used in the Bible.
The “Abiiru” in Ankole actually descended from “Hebrew”; and an analysis of their current fortunes explain why only the strong Abiiru Christians are successful on this world. It is their destiny; if the Abiiru (Hebrews) honor God, He rewards them.
Following the advent of colonization and balkanization with Ankole, the indigenous people were referred to as Abiiru! That was the surprising turn of events; the presumably Hamitic Bahima who came to Ankole from Mpororo Kingdom and are said to be the Cushites (descendants of Ham as explained earlier) had brought up reference to these indigenous people as Abiiru. So where did the term come from?
Now, it transpires that during the time when the Hebrew were slaves in Egypt, the reigning monarch was Cushitic (read “Luo” History); According to Egyptian archaeological findings (reference to Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia 1999), the Hebrew people were a group of tribes of Semitic stock that, according to Egyptian tradition, migrated from Mesopotamia to Palestine during the 2nd millennium BC. Some scholars, however, trace their origin to the Wilderness (that is, the Sinai) rather than to Mesopotamia.
These two views may both be true because according to the bible (Genesis 11; 31 – 32) Abraham the founding father of the Hebrews came from Mesopotamia.
And then for the second view, the biblical story of the exodus is quite well known to everyone; the Hebrews moved to Egypt, where they were enslaved. When released from bondage in Egypt under the lawgiver Moses, they journeyed through the Wilderness and thereafter, under Joshua, conquered and settled in Palestine. It is during this exodus time that there were offshoots of the main group that either did not leave with Moses, or deserted the main group somewhere in the Sinai desert. This group went south eventually settling in the hinterland of what is referred to in the bible as Ethiopia but we know as Africa.
So it is quite established that the term Hebrew is applied in the Bible to Abraham (see Genesis 14:13). What most people don’t know is that the term “Abiru” / “habiru”/”hapiru” is actually the same as “Hebrew”. The Encyclopedia states – and this is the most amazing part – that;-
The Hebrews are the people called Habiru or Hapiru in the tablets found at Tall al ‘Amârinah, Egypt; written about 1400BC, these were found in 1887. This assumption coincides with biblical tradition; the Amarna correspondence, however, makes no reference to the origin or ethnic character of the Habiru. In Genesis 40:15, Joseph explains to the Egyptians that he had been kidnapped from “the land of the Hebrews”; in Exodus 2:6, the daughter of Pharaoh recognizes Moses as “one of the Hebrews’ children.” The implication of these sources is that in early times the Israelites were known to foreigners as Hebrews. In later times the Israelites applied the name to themselves, as in Jonah Chapter 1:9.
So you now know how the Bahima knew that these Abiru are supposed to be their slaves – because that is what they were in Egypt. The Bahima knew that these Habiru were their slaves in Egypt, and believed they still had to be overlords over them. Wrong. Because subsequent to the Egyptian episode of their lives, God had broken that bondage of slavery, provided that the Hebrews / Habiru stick to a certain formula – observe the Ten Commandments, and the most important ones being the 1st two commandments. Once these are fulfilled, then no one could be allowed to lord it over the Hebrews / Abiru.
Effectively and to cut a long story short, the Abiiru of Ankole, who descended from the Hebrews, could only be successful if they – like the Jewish brothers – recognize their relationship with God the almighty as per the commandments delivered to Moses. I.e. if they recognize the sovereignty of God the almighty who delivered them out of bondage, and if they bow to no other gods; if they do this, God blesses them. If they don’t, then tribulations and damnation as promised in the commandments.
Fast forward; when Moses delivered the Hebrews he told them to serve no other God. So, the Abiiru shall not be put under any other God. (Exodus 20: 1 – 17, and Deut 5: 1- 21), unlike their counterparts the Hamites who turned themselves into other gods naming themselves as angels locally here called Bamariika or the Bacweezi.
The “twelve tribes” of the Hebrews were the twelve collections of families which sprang from the sons of Jacob. In Matthew 24:30 the word has a wider significance. The tribes of Israel are referred to as types of the spiritual family of God (Revelation 7), therefore, the Abiru of Ankole are part of the true Israelites and members of the spiritual family of God and belong to the same lineage as Jesus Christ.
So if only most of these facts had come out earlier, then the fortunes of Uganda would be very different from what it is today. But it is never too late for anything; as you can see, the facts about the ancestry of Abiiru are just beginning to fizzle out of the archives of history, explaining why the Abiru people have given birth to some of the most industrious people in the world. It is really a blessing to be one of the Abiru / Habiru / Hebrews; the people can really work.
Both Bahima (the Hamites-descendants of Ham) and the Biiru (Hebrews- descendats of Abraham from the Lineage of Shem) are both descendants of Noah who took different directions and developed into different nations only to meet in Ankole Uganda like in other parts of the world in similar shapes because of the same DNA they inherit from Noah. Genesis 9:18-19: ‘And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. These are the three sons of Noah, and of them was the whole earth overspread.
Bacwezi as indigenous rulers, the great warriors and wealth creators.
You can well remember that during the time when Uganda’s first son was explaining his ancestry as a descendant of Bacwezi, his father came in at one time also warning those forces trying to distabilize his leadership. Museveni explained that ‘‘This land belongs to us, we are the indigenous who have lived here for more than one million and four hundred years. We are the leaders and wealth creators of this land. Those who think that they can destabilize our country will be harshly dealt with’’.
It is recorded in history that Ndahura’s reign (the first king of the Cwezi dynasty) marked the beginning of centralization of political institutions and their adaptation to the new social and economic realities of a more widespread pastoral and a more aristocratically based society.
Ndahura (the uprooter), Kyarubumbi (son of a porter), Rwesakaara Myambi (who thatches himself with arrows), Rumoma Mahanga (the attacker of all nations) was the first king of the Bacwezi dynasty. He was a progeny of the royal liaison between Isimbwa (from underworld) and Nyinamwiru daughter of the last king of Batembuzi dynasty Bukuku. Tradition asserts that Ndahura was raised by a Mwiru, a porter’s family of the Babopi clan, thus the naming Ndahura Kyarubumbi.
The introduction of barkcloth manufacture, coffee cultivation, iron working, earth works and fortifications have all been attributed to the Bacwezi. Careful examination of relics at important cultural sites of Bigo Bya Mugenyi, Mubende, Kibengo, Kagogo and Kasonko has revealed that the Bacwezi used bowels, spherical jars, shallow basins and foisted dishes.
When Ndahura took the throne, the surrounding area was said to be in a state of rebellion against Bukuku. Ndahura launched a series of wars and set out to acquire allies. He turned north wards from where he brought his relatives and their cattle into the Kingdom. These people became Ndahura’s military supporters in the expansion of the Kingdom. Ndahura embarked on military campaigns which extended the boundaries of the Kingdom.
An impressive series of campaigns followed. Ndahura is said to have led successful military campaigns north to Buruli and south to Karagwe, Nkore, Bukuma and Rwanda. In the campaign against the Madi country, Ndahura’s son called Kiro Muhimba captured black cattle and an eight legged stool. After the campaign he returned via the western bank of Lake Mwitanzige (Albert), through Toro and Busongora. When Kiro reached Busenya he heard the sound of his father’s drum. He played his and Ndahura heard its sound. Kiro ordered his people to clear the forest called Kakiromba so that he could reach his father.
Kiro met his father and gave him the eight legged stool and together they went back to Mubende via Nkoni. Other campaigns remembered were those to the east to Buganda where Ntege was ousted and Kyomya made paramount chief. Beyond Buganda to Busoga and around the shores of Lake Victoria to Sukuma country in Kenya; Further account shows that, the Kitara claim that Ndahura’s campaigns extended into western Kenya are not idle boasts. In central Nyanza (Kenya) there is one group, the Wanga, whose institutions of Kingship are linked in tradition with a pastoral ‘Muhima’ who arrived from western Uganda and dominated the agricultural peoples of the region. He came with copper bracelets and sacred spears, which were the main features of the Bacwezi, of Kitara. The bracelets came to be used in conferring legitimacy upon the Wanga Rulers. Through these campaigns Ndahura established the Bacwezi as the virtual rulers of the interlacustrine region.
At the time Ndahura is said to have become restless and began an expedition against Kyaihangiro (Tanganyika) where Bwirebutakya was the ruler. In a tough battle which followed, Bwirebutakya threw darkness over Ndahura’s Army. Ndahura was captured. A few of his soldiers, who managed to escape, made reports back to Bunyoro. On hearing the bad news the people decided that Kyomya takes over the throne. Kyomya refused and decided to go and look for his brother. Mulindwa a half-brother of Ndahura was left on the throne.
After spying in Kyaihangiro, Kyomya managed to reach Ndahura’s captives and stole him from Bwirebutakya’s palace. The people welcomed the King, but Ndahura declined the throne on account that he had already served as a servant in exile. Wamara his eldest son became the new King.
Therefore, the military movements of the Bacwezi did not start with Museveni, they not only head from as far as the history of Bacwezi dynasty, but also from the time of the Cushites such as Nimrod “the first heroic warrior on earth”. They are still great warriors and so rulers of this planet earth.
The Bacwezi still exist, they did not disappear as many think
History tells us that from the first rulers of the earth- The Batembuzi, during the reign of Isaza Nyakikooto Walaga Rugamba N’abato, there appeared a race of people known as the Bacwezi. They had a light skin, but their original homeland has remained a mystery while some sources reveal that they were an off shoot of a caucasoid people (perhaps the Egyptians) who sailed down the Nile to Bunyoro and Buganda, during and after the Batembuzi era.
For Oliver Roland, he tells us that the Bacwezi seem to have been one of the last bands of the pastoral Bahima who entered Uganda from the North East. According to him, the Bacwezi were not Galla as it used to be thought but were akin to the Sudanic peoples of South Western Ethiopia, though the distinctive elements in their culture was not Sudanic.
Bunyoro traditions assert that, the Bacwezi were related to the Batembuzi who proceeded them. In actual fact some accounts reveal that the Batembuzi were an advance party of Bacwezi, since both of them appear not to have been vastly different. The Bacwezi and Batembuzi both possessed super human qualities. http://www.nzdl.org/gsdl/collect/unescoen/archives/HASHc369.dir/p010.gif
The onset of the Bacwezi did not simply involve the conquest and domination of Kitara by foreign Bahima, but also saw the emergence of these intrusive pastoral groups in chiefly position. Ndahura, the first Cwezi King emerged from a lowly social position within Kitara society. Although a grandson of Bukuku in tradition he is said to have been raised by a porter’s family of Babopi clan away from court. His career did not involve the introduction of a totally new political system; rather his innovations were built upon the existing institutions which had been established by Isaza. For example, the saza unit was retained from King Isaza of Batembuzi, was retained during the reign of Bacwezi and is still used to describe certain administration boundaries in the country.
According to tradition, the last Cwezi capital was in the celebrated entrenched earth work site at Bigo bya Mugenyi. Recent archeological investigations have tended to confirm the traditional evidence that Bigo was the last capital of the Bacwezi dynasty. It has been established that the centre of the site as it now appears, is the result of a very considerable reconstruction which probably took place in the early Bito times.
The End of the Bacwezi Rule:
Like the origin of the Bacwezi, there is still a lot of uncertainty on what the possible cause of collapse of the Bacwezi rule in Kitara was. Some historians say that the demise of the Cwezi Empire was brought about by the migration of the Luo speaking groups in Kitara about the 15th – 16th centuries; that these mixed farming agricultural people arrived by conquest and forced the Bacwezi to flee the Empire. While others attribute the decline largely on the internal factors which might have proved to be the Bacwezi’s undoing and forced them to flee the Kingdom. One such internal factor could have been the excessive military campaigns of Ndahura which made the Kingdom too big to manage. These campaigns were numerous and not all captured areas were permanently consolidated into the Kingdom. The Kingdom suffered a major setback when Ndahura himself was captured by Bwirebutakya. His capture was followed by many misfortunes which could not have occurred had he not been captured.
During the campaigns to Nkore, Ndahura escaped an assassination attempt, where a man lay in wait with a poisoned spear to kill him. Although the man lacked the might and courage to carry out the order, it acted as an indication that one-day misfortune would befall the Cwezi rulers and their empire. The man was however seized by Ndahura and knocked him to death.
More weaknesses set in when Mulindwa was left as the protector of the throne. Mulindwa the Chief of Buganda and son of the Basita clan woman, lacked the ability to halt ambitious chiefs from becoming independent. The rebellious spirit of most of the chiefs was fuelled by the long absence of Ndahura, more so he faced challenges from Mugenyi who rivaled for the throne. These rebellions never stopped with Mulindwa’s reign also continued during the reign of Wamara. For instance, many Sazas of Kitara broke away during Wamara’s rule. Buyaga on the western side of the Kingdom broke away and claimed independence; Buyaga was independent by the time the Bito arrived. Tradition states that the Bayaga clan of Kitara brought a great wind, which destroyed Wamara’s palace. The Bayaga related to ‘Omuyaya’ great wind, successfully rebelled against the Cwezi rule. Kitagwenda formerly a Saza also broke away and remained independent until the 19th century when the British Protectorate was created. It was ruled by the Basambo clan of Bahima group, but later they were superseded by the Balisa, who had provided Ndahura with the only wife Iremera.
Fragmentation increased during the Mulindwa – Mugenyi (Baasita-Basingo) quarrel. The conflict orchestrated by Nyangoma, mother of Mugenyi created differences among palace officials and made the centre of authority very weak. More confusion came when Wamara was denied tribute from the Basingo.
The Basingo refused to give Wamara a white spotted cow which belonged to their clan. Mulindwa who had been sent to collect it was speared to death where upon Kagoro went to extract revenge. He killed many Basingo and took their cattle. The defeated and ostracized Basingo adopted the spotted cow (the quarrel causer) as their totem.
Although the Basingo had been blamed for the ills of the state, this conflict made the Bacwezi vulnerable and militarily challengeable. They lost power and prestige. At the same time a man called Misango raided Cwezi herds of cattle and the Bacwezi recovered them only after they had incurred many losses of people. It seems Misango’s raids were organised by Bahuma from Rwanda i.e. the Balisa and Basambu clans who were closely linked to the Bacwezi.
According to tradition, the Bacwezi left Kitara largely because of the bad omen which appeared against them. Blood was found in the milk of Wamara’s cows. Mugenyi who swore to kill himself if his beloved cow Bihogo died, nearly carried out this threat when the cow actually died. The red milk was however said to have been caused by the death of Kantu, blood brother to Wamara, who died due to neglect by the King’s servants. After some traditional functions, we are told the cows began to produce white milk but the Bacwezi began to avoid the obusito (milk from a pregnant cow.
Meanwhile, Wamara arranged to summon diviners to interpret for him what these happenings meant. There are versions of what they said. One version has it that a young fattened bull (enimi yente encwerano) was slaughtered. When the diviners cut open the calf they could not trace its intestines. The diviners tried several times to divine in this manner but the same thing happened. However, a diviner called Nyakoka from Bukidi (present northern Uganda) offered to solve the mystery. He began by insisting that, he should have a blood pact with one Cwezi to guard against death should the interpretation displease them. The pact was made with Mulindwa; Nyakoka cut open the legs and head of the animal and there the missing intestines were found. Then a large black smut from the fire settled on them, it could not be removed.
Nyakoka divined that the absence of the intestines from their natural place signified that the country would be left without rulers, because the rule of the Bacwezi had ended. The intestines’ presence in the animals legs and head meant that the Bacwezi would load up their belongings and would travel far away; while the presence of the intestines in the head meant that the Bacwezi would continue to rule over men through spirit mediums (Mandwa cults).
Another version states that the two diviners from Bukidi were given a calf to kill and its blood spouted in many directions like a fountain. These many spouts were interpreted to mean that the Bacwezi would leave Kitara in many directions. So the spouts showed them the way.
Traditions further claim that when Nyakoka and his colleague Karongo left Kitara, they went back to Bukidi. And the Bacwezi were left in a state of dilemma. They wondered themselves, who would rule the land if they left. Kyomya suggested that they send for his four sons to come and manage the Kingdom. So the Bacwezi sent Kanyabuguma (saza chief of Buganda) to Bukidi to summon Kyomya’s sons to get prepared for the throne. However Kanyabuguma found them already prepared to come to Kitara, for they had already been told by Nyakoka, who had left earlier.
It is said that when Nyakoka reached Bukidi he met the sons of Kyomya the Mucwezi on a hunting expedition. Kyomya had married a Mukidi woman called Nyatwor. She was called Nyatwor because she came from the country ‘Tolo’ at the foot of Mt. Guruguru, (Nya-Tolo, Tolo girl, wrongly Nya-Twor). She belonged to the Bakwonga clan. Her sons came to be referred to as the Ababiito because, Nyatolo met her lover under a bito tree. Even when Nyakoka met them they were resting under that Bito tree and it shaded their mothers house. They adopted the bush-buck as their totem because it was their mother’s totem. They did not adopt their father’s totem because he had left them while they were still young. It became the official totem of the Babiito, descendants of Rukidi Mpuga who was the first Bito King.
On realizing that, the new ruler had got the messages, official Bunyoro tradition claims that the Bacwezi departed from Kitara. They passed via Kisozi to Kahanga where they stayed, for sometime. From here they reached Buyaga, where they decided that Mulindwa should remain behind. Mulindwa refused and later when others had gone he decided to move. He had a blood pact with a man called Mihingo of the Bayaga clan. Mihingo together with his son Kyanku accompanied Mulindwa, but on reaching Bugoma forests, he got sick. They decided to return Mulindwa to Buyaga where he apparently stayed and met his death there.
When Mulindwa died, Buyaga became the property of Mihingo and it became hereditary thus when Mihingo died Kyanku succeeded him. Their drum was called Kyabakubwire and the Mihingos or Kyankuswere forbidden to see a Mubito King because they buried a Mucwezi. Like the Babiito, they inherited some belongings of the Bacwezi including the golden bangle ebikomo that are said to have played the role of selecting a successor to Mihingo or Kyanku by transferring themselves from the arm of the dead to that of the heir.
It is said that when the Bacwezi reached Bugoma, they met their brother called Mubyasi. They left him behind and the couple is the founders of the Ababyasi clan.
Traditionally the Bacwezi are thought to have not just disappeared. What is traditionally called disappearance should be viewed in the context of the difficulties of communication and mobility at the time between different points at various distances of considerable magnitude. At most these people must have moved further south into Ankole, Rwanda, Mboga, Burundi and other places.
Before the Bacwezi, left Kitara, Wamara the last Cwezi King left the royal drums Nyalebe and Kajumba with a man called Mubimba of the Abasiita clan. He left the royal crowns and other regalia with a man called Mugungu. He requested them to hand drums to the next rulers when they came. Aware that the new incoming rulers (Babito) were ignorant of the custom of Kitara, Wamara left behind two Queens – Iremera of the Banyagi clan and Bunono of the Baitira clan, to instruct the new rulers in the Bunyoro state matters. Their descendants still exist, the same clans that made up the Cwezi dynasty still exist. Therefore, Bacwezi still exist and are still ruling over Africa and many other parts of the world