Kasubi tombs is a cultural, tradiditional and ceremonial burial ground for the kings[kabakas] in the Buganda kingdom. The site is located at Kasubi hill, Kampala, the borders of Kasubi tombs were established in 1882 and it comprises of about sixty four acres of land, five kilometers Northwest of Kampala city center.
Like any other traditional setup, there is a legend that talks about Kintu as the first Kabaka of Buganda kingdom. Apparently, kintu had come with his wife Nambi after he had won her hand in marriage from her father Ggulu, the god of the sky. This first kabaka is said not to have died but disappeared into a forest at Muganga. This explains why in every burial grounds in Buganda have what is called Kibila, a sacred forest where the tombs are housed, concealed from public view by a back cloth curtain.
You may wonder what this is all about or where on earth is Ankole (Nkole) Kingdom! well as you are still debating with your brain, allow me bring you aboard the might "kaaro karungi" as Nkole was often referred to. Kaaro karungi means a beautiful hamlet, for the benefit of those who can't trace the dialect.
Ankole kingdom is believed to have been founded way back in 1447. Legends give different background information about who and how was this kingdom formed. Today i bring you some of these stories, some of which sound a bit hilarious.
Kanzu is a swahili word, you can call it Omutega nswera in Luganda but the English word is Tunic, treasured by many men in Uganda especially in the central region and was introduced by the first Arabs to Uganda.
Kanzus are also synonymous with the Muslim community and some East African Bantu communities and It is believed that the wear introduced by Arabs centuries back when they had just came to trade. The outfit is also common among st Nigerians. But here in Uganda, Baganda copied that dressing code from Arabs after they came up with there own design owned by Baganda.