Today in history, April 6 | Omukama Kabalega Dies

On this day in 1923, Omukama CHWA II Kabalega of Bunyoro-Kitara passed away at the age of 70, having made considerable contributions to the

On this day in 1923, Omukama CHWA II Kabalega of Bunyoro-Kitara passed away at the age of 70, having made considerable contributions to the history of mankind.
TIMELINE

18.06.1853 – Born to Omukama Kamurasi KYEBAMBE IV of Bunyoro-Kitara.
1869 – Ascended the throne at the age of 16
1872 – Defeated Sir Samuel Baker at Masindi frustrating his attempt to annex Bunyoro and the entire Lake Victoria region to the equatorial province of Egypt.
1875 – Dethroned Omukama Kasagama KYEBAMBE III of Tooro and re-annexed Tooro to Bunyoro-Kitara.
1879 – Bunyoro was the only place in the world where Caesarean section was performed to save both mother and baby.
1888 – Dethroned Kabaka Mwanga II and installed Prince Kalema who ruled Buganda for 1 year.
1869-1899 – Discovered a cure for sleeping sickness and immunized his people against endemic syphilis.
1891-1899 – Fought superior imperialist British forces for a whopping 9 years using locally manufactured rifles.
1897 – Mwanga’s son Daudi was named CHWA II upon enthronement as new Kabaka of Buganda.
1899 – Captured in Kangai, Dokolo District.
14.02.1923 – Released from Exile (Seychelles)
6.04.1923 – Died in Jinja Municipality at a hill that was thereafter named Mpumwiire/Mpumudde (“I have rested”).
26.04.1923 – Buried at Mparo, Hoima Municipality.

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