1900 Tooro Agreement

The Kingdom of Uganda is subject to the same customs rules, Porter Regulations, etc., which can be introduced with Her Majesty`s agreement for the Ugandan protectorate in general, which can be described as external taxation in one sense, but no other internal taxation, with the exception of the shelter tax, is imposed on the indigenous peoples of Uganda province without kabaka`s agreement. which is guided in this case by the majority of votes on its original council. After the death of Omukama Kaboyo Olimi I, several other kings and princes followed to the throne of Tooro. Some of them did not rule for a very short time, during which time they were still called “Omubiito” (prince), with the right-wing title “Rukirabasaija Omukama”. If we include these princes, the number of Batooro kings is 8. Today`s omukama is Rukirabasaija Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV. A brief note on each Omukama follows. It should be noted here that the digital name of the kings of Tooro differs from the list of bunyoro kings before Tooro comes off. For this reason, for example, while there were in total two kings named Olimi on the throne of Tooro, Omukama Patrick Matthew Kaboyo Olimi Olimi VII. Omukama Rukidi III supported education and encouraged all Batooro to send their children to school.

During his reign, his government granted scholarships to all Batooro who attended high school. One of her own children, Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, became the third African to graduate from the prestigious University of Cambridge. A law graduate, she was admitted to the English bar. Prince Kaboyo was the first son of Omukama Kyebambe III. He rebelled and annexed the southern part of his father`s kingdom, which he proclaimed the independent kingdom of Toro. He had visited Tooro several times to levy taxes on his father and to control the royal herds. He was taken by the beauty of Tooro and by the kindness he was received by the Batooro. He befriended a number of influential men in Tooro, who later played a key role in the success of his annexation program. 5. The laws enacted by Her Majesty`s Government for the General Management of the Ugandan Protectorate apply in the same way to the Kingdom of Uganda, unless they conflict with the provisions of this agreement, the provisions of this agreement being a special exception for the Kingdom of Uganda.

Assuming that the territory of the Kingdom of Uganda, which extends within the borders mentioned in the agreement, amounts to 19,600 square miles, it is divided into the following proportions: the peoples of the kingdom are the Batooro and their language is also called Rutooro. [1] [3] The Batoro and Banyoro speak closely related languages, Lutoro and Lunyoro, and share many other similar cultural traits. [3] The Batoro live on Uganda`s western border, south of Lake Albert. In 1935, Sir Philip Mitchell arrived in Uganda as governor after serving in Tanganjika for the past sixteen years. He was convinced that the relationship between Uganda and the protective power should have a different character than that of the local authorities and the Tanganjika government. [9] Recognizing that the early protectorate had produced a pattern of growing distrust and clandestine change, Mitchell devised a plan to reform and restructure the system between the protectorate government and the Buganda government. [10] In asserting that the relationship between the protectorate government and the government of Buganda`s mother was that of protected and non-indirect domination, he planned to replace the post of provincial commissioner of Buganda with a resident and to remove district officials from the centre, provided that Kabaka was required to follow the advice of the resident and his collaborators. [9] However, under the Ugandan Convention of 1900, Kabaka was only required to respond to such advice in the case of the implementation of the Lukiiko resolutions.