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.

Man sewing Kanzu with a niddle

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.

Luwombo is one of the Ugandan cultural method of cooking introduced by Baganda clan in central region of Uganda. Baganda started using luwombo as their method of cooking way back in the late 1870's after Buganda separated from Bunyoro kitara empire.

It is a combination of a piece banana leaf and a fiber. Banana leaf is the main part of Oluwombo and its fiber is used to tie it to make oluwombo. Still in the luwombo, there is also a piece of banana leaf called akawuuwo which keeps the flavour in the sauce