Tutuba bya Kananga bya Rwanyanya bya Gahindiro 1890-1963
Was a remarkable Tutsi elder and member of the Rwandan royal circle. He was of a Nyiginya-Hindiro caste of the Tutsi ruling sect and the great-grandson of Rwandan King, Yuhi IV Gahindiro (1746–1802).His Christian name was Benjamin.He was a son of Kananga (a sous-chef of kibanda-Gifumba kumunini in Marangara-Gitarama), who was Son of Rwanyanya son of Yuhi IV Gahindiro son of Mibambwe III Mutabazi Sentabyo(1741–1746) son of Kigeli III Ndabarasa . His younger brothers were Kanyemera and Ntundabusheke.He was a “mutware” chief of Marangara province stationed at Ngoma during the reigns of Yuhi V Musinga and Mutara III around the late 1920s to 1930s, but later left the mandate and went to live in Uganda as a result of conflicting changes in the local administrative policies introduced then by the presence of Belgian governors. He was happily received by King Gasyonga II of the Kingdom of Ankole upon his arrival in Uganda.The King offered him over 40 miles of land in Kibaale region as an expression of fresh diplomatic acquaintance and new friendship. He was appointed as the first ever official representative of the kingdom of Rwanda to the kingdom of Ankole upon mutual agreement of both great kings of the two domains in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He maintained the role but later sought permanent residency in Ankole following drastic political upheavals that besieged the realm of Rwanda under King Mutara III Rudahigwa after the banishment to the Congo by the Belgians and eventual death of King Yuhi V and therefore relocated his over 400 heads of cows together with his fifth wife Mukankuranga (1928-2004) from Rwanda to kibaale. Mukankuranga was a daughter of Gakeri , a s/chief from the Nana clan.
Tutuba was described as highly venerated. A man of great courage, energy, charisma, wisdom and conviction by people of his time.
He was a leader, a diplomat, a herdsman, a warrior, an adventurer, a Father and a hunter. He is said to have once defeated a Leopard single-handedly at Ngoma as it attacked his cattle. He died of cancer in 1963.
Children of Tutuba bya Kananga
2.Eurad Rudahunga (Monsignor)
8.Nyirambona Beatrace karengera
9.Mutabazi Muhumuza Alexis
10.Byenjeri Anet Lisa
11.Hope Semukanya Leonard
Children of Rudasingwa
Children of Nkusi Donat
Children of Kananura
II.Kananura Mari Bonne
Children of Rudaseswa Charles
children of Rubagumya 1.Zhandikwe K.
Children of Nyirambona.B.Karengera
I. Karengera Gloria
II Gasore Aimable
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