Buganda Agreement Pdf
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: At the request of Sir Gerald Portal, Alfred Tucker, Bishop of East Africa and then Bishop of Uganda, asked the British authorities to retake Uganda.  On 29 May 1893, a contract between Portal and Kabaka Mwanga secured Uganda as a British protectorate. On August 27, 1894, Mwanga was forced to sign another contract with Colonel H.E. Colvile, who favoured the conventional acquisition of the territory.  Although the treaties of 1893 and 1894 were concluded because Uganda, as defined by the Berlin Conference, stumbled upon the British sphere of influence, Britain did not have the sanctity of traditional leaders and their peoples. It was important that an agreement be reached, contrary to a treaty, so that British domination would become de jure and not de facto.  The agreement stipulated that Kabaka should exercise direct control over the indigenous people of Buganda, who administer justice by Lukiiko and its officials.  He also consolidated the power of Bakungu`s majority-Protestant client leaders, led by Kagwa. The British sent few civil servants to run the country and relied mainly on the Bakungu chiefs. For decades, they have been privileged because of their political abilities, their Christianity, their friendly relations with the British, their ability to collect taxes and Entebbe`s proximity to Uganda`s capital. In the 1920s, British administrators were more confident and needed less military or administrative support.  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 called, in a sense, external taxation, but no other domestic taxation, other than the shelter tax, will be imposed on the indigenous peoples of Uganda province without the agreement of Kabaka. which is guided in this case by the majority of votes on its original council.
By establishing Uganda`s northern border as the Kafu River, the Colvile Agreement of 1894 formalized that Uganda would obtain certain areas in exchange for their support against Bunyoro.  Two of the “lost counties” (Buyaga and Bugangaizi) were returned to Bunyoro after the referendum on lost counties in Uganda in 1964.  5. The laws enacted by Her Majesty`s Government for the General Management of the Ugandan Protectorate also apply to the Kingdom of Uganda, unless they conflict with the provisions of this agreement, in which case the provisions of that agreement constitute a particular exception with respect to the Kingdom of Uganda. The agreement was negotiated by Alfred Tucker, Bishop of Uganda, and signed, among others, by Mr. Katikiro Apollo Kagwa, on behalf of Kabaka (Daudi Cwa II), then a young child, and Sir Harry Johnston on behalf of the British colonial government. The choice, however, must be limited to the royal family of Uganda, the descendants of King Mutesa. The name of a person elected by the Indigenous Council must be submitted for approval by Her Majesty`s Government and no person is recognized by Kabaka Uganda, whose election has not been authorized by Her Majesty`s Government.
However, the jurisdiction of the Kabaka Uganda Court of Origin does not apply to persons outside Uganda. Kabaka courts have the right to prosecute indigenous people for committing death crimes, but Kabaka or their courts cannot impose the death penalty without the consent of Her Majesty`s representative in Uganda.