The Bamba in Bundibugyo have written their own Constitution, further deepening their row with the Rwenzururu Kingdom.
The 96 page constitution written in the Lwamba language was drafted by Bundibugyo Elders Association.
For several years, the Bamba have been fighting to split from Rwenzururu Kingdom in Kasese. Last year, the government officially recognized the Rwenzururu Kingdom.
Fulgensio Bamwitirebye, the Chairperson of Bundibugyo Elders Association (BEDA) says that they wrote the Bamba constitution as proof that they are not part of the Rwenzururu Kingdom.
Bamwitirebye says that the constitution highlights the rules which will govern the operations of the Council of Bamba, which is comprised of clan heads.
There are 26 clans among the Bamba. The Council of Bamba is similar to a Kingdom.
It is headed by a Chief who is elected by the clan heads.
Rashid Baluku, the secretary of BEDA says that the Bakonjo continue to use the words Bamba in their constitution.
Baluku says this is illegal because they are not part of the Rwenzururu Kingdom and do not pay allegiance to Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma.
He says that the clan heads have not yet reached a decision on whether to request the government to recognize Bamba Kingdom.
Patrick Nyamunungu, the Rwenzururu Information Officer says that the Bamba are free to have their own constitution as long as they do not interfere in the affairs of the Rwenzururu Kingdom.