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Banyala have their roots in Kenya

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th September 2009 03:00 AM

EDITOR—The Banyala, it appears, have their ancestors in Kenya, among the Banyala or they are closely related to the Samia of western Kenya and eastern Uganda.

EDITOR—The Banyala, it appears, have their ancestors in Kenya, among the Banyala or they are closely related to the Samia of western Kenya and eastern Uganda.

Prominent among the Banyala of Kenya were former ministers Peter Habenga Okondo (RIP) and James Osogo. The Banyala cultural institution cannot claim indigeneity in their current area of residence or settlement.

Against this background, a visit by Kabaka Mutebi to Kayunga should not have been politicised to cause unnecessary friction.

Jenn Jagire
Canada

Banyala have their roots in Kenya

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