ABOUT THE ROYAL ORDER - Nature of the Order

Patron, Sovereign Head, Grand Master, Protector

HM The Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I. of Bunyoro-Kitara

by The Grace of God, Omukama of The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara, Ruler of Hoima, Masindi, Kibaale, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Kagadi and Kakumiro, The Grandson of Kabalega, The Healer, The Orphan Protector, The Hater of Rebellion, The Lion of Bunyoro, The Hero of Bunyoro, The Hero of Kabalega, The Defender and Protector of Banyoro Culture, The Defender and Protector of Banyoro Oral Tradition, The Defender of the Religions etc. etc. etc. – 49th Omukama of The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara, 27th Omukama in The Babiito Dynasty- The Sovereign Head and Grand Master of The Royal Order of Omujwaara Kondo and The Royal Order of Engabu, The Sovereign Head, Grand Master and Protector of The Most Honourable Order of Omukama Chwa II Kabalega, The Royal Patron of The Chivalrous and Religious Order of the Crown of Thorns, The Royal Patron of The Sovereign, Knightly and Noble Order of The Lion and Black Cross etc. etc. etc.-

Spiritual Godfathers and Patrons

Saint Thomas More (07 February 1478 - 06 July 1535)

The Uganda's Catholic and Anglican Martyrs ( 15 Nov 1885 – 27 Jan 1887)(Blessed by Pope Benedict XV. (1920) & canonized by Pope Paul VI. (1964))

Godfather and Patron

HM Omukama Chwa II. Kabalega (18 June 1845/53 - 06 April 1923; National Hero of the Republic of Uganda) 

Ecclesiastical Patronages

HE The Most Reverend Metropolitan Archbishop and Bishop of Kampala Henry Luke Orombi (Anglican Church of Uganda)

HG The Most Reverend Council Nedd II. (3rd Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Missionary Church / Continuing Anglican Church body)


Seven grade Order of Merit and Knighthood


“Habwomukama, Habwabantu, Habowbwinganisa”….(Runyoro-Rutoro)

“Pro Rex, Pro Humanitas, Pro Iustitia”…………………(Latin)

“For the King, For the People, For Justice”…………...(English)

Donate Day

18th June 2010


People who meet the requirements

Awarded for

the human, dutiful, inflexible, goal-oriented or financial commitment to the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara


Currently charted

Grades (w/ post-nominals)

Companion (CK)

Knight (KCK)

Officer (OCK)

Commander (CCK)

Grand Officer (GOCK)

Grand Cross (GCCK)

Grand Collar (GCCKC) –decision of HM the Omukama-



First induction



Next (higher)

1. Royal Order of the Omujwaara Kondo

2. Royal Order of the Engabu (former: Ekondo)

Next (lower)

Currently no other Order available in the honour system of the Kingdom Bunyoro-Kitara.

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