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The Babito Dynasty

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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:
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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:
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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:
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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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