The traditional kingdom of Nkore, came into existence around the beginning of the sixteenth century and this book “A History of the
Kingdom of Nkore in Western Uganda to 1896” is an attempt by Samwiri R. Karugire, to trace this history on the basis of accounts handed down until the coming of the Europeans during the last decade of the nineteenth century. The reader will discover that the study is not exclusively historical or political. Religious beliefs and practices, clan organization and other non-political aspects of Nkore society are examined in varying degrees.
Samwiri Rubaraza Karugire was born in Mbarara District. He has a PhD in African History obtained from the University of London. He was a lecturer and an academic Warden at Makerere University as an Executive Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research.
And from the beginning of 1987, he served as Director General of the Customs & Excise Department of the Ministry of Finance. He died in 1992.