Tooro is one of the four traditional kingdoms located within the borders of Uganda. The current Omukama of Tooro is King Rukidi IV. The people native to the kingdom are the Toro and their language is likewise called Tooro.
It was founded in 1830 when Omukama Kaboyo Olimi I, the eldest son of Omukama of Bunyoro Nyamutukura Kyebambe III of Bunyoro, seceded and established his own independent kingdom. Absorbed into Bunyoro-Kitara in 1876, it reasserted its independence in 1891.
Abakama of Tooro
The following is a list of the Abakama of Tooro since 1800:
- Olimi I: 1822 - 1865
- Ruhaga of Toro: 1865 - 1866
- Nyaika Kyebambe I: 1866 - 1871 and 1871 - 1872
- Rukidi I: 1871 - 1871
- Olimi II: 1872 - 1875
- Rukidi II: 1875 - 1875
- Rububi Kyebambe II: 1875 and 1877 - 1879
- Kakende Nyamuyonjo: 1875 - 1876 and 1879 - 1880
- Katera: 1876 - 1877
- Kyebambe III: 1891 - 1928
- Rukidi III: 1929 - 1965
- Olimi III: 1965 - 1967
- in pretence: 1967 - 1993 (monarchy abolished)
- Rukidi IV: 1995 (monarchy reinstated)
- Ingham, Kenneth. The Kingdom of Toro in Uganda. London: Methuen, 1975.
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