Ancient African kings you did not know existed

Nduta Waweru August 18, 2018

Royal members of the Kingdom of Tooro. Photo: Kingdom of Tooro

Olimi I

Olimi was the first king of the Tooro Kingdom in Uganda. The son of Rukirabasaija Agutamba Nyamutukura Kyebambe III, the king of Bunyoro-Kitara kingdom, Olimi rebelled against his father and formed his own kingdom at Kaboyo during his father’s lifetime, beginning in 1822. He also spurned the succession to Bunyoro-Kitara on his father’s death.


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