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Shane Doyle

Bunyoro monarch (r. 1924–1967), was born to Mukama Kabarega, former Bunyoro king, and Elizabeth Kasemira. Winyi lived most of his early life in exile, being brought up in Ankole during Bunyoro’s prolonged wars of colonial conquest and then educated at Mengo High School and King’s College Budo, Uganda’s elite Anglican schools, both located in Buganda. In 1910 he was sent to the Seychelles to serve as private secretary to his exiled father, returning in 1920 to take up a position in Bunyoro’s chiefly administration.

Winyi’s older brother, Andereya Duhaga, king of Bunyoro since 1902, died in 1924 without male issue The best educated and most experienced of the princely candidates Winyi was chosen to succeed him Uganda s colonial governor used Winyi s accession to the throne as an opportunity to formally announce that Bunyoro s secondary status as a conquered territory would now be forgotten Winyi quickly ...