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Formation [ edit ]
The movement was formed in the first half of 1961, in order to defend Buganda's traditional institutions (headed by the Kabaka). It was formed in opposition to the Catholic-dominated Democratic Party (DP). The DP had won a majority in the general election held on the 23 March 1961, partly because the Bugandan government had asked the Baganda to boycott the polls. Historian Ian Hancock attributes the formation of the KY to Sepiriya Kisawuzi Masembe-Kabali, with support from John Bakka, Latimer Mpagi and Antoni Tamale.
Ideology [ edit ]
Abu Mayanja, a leading spokesman for the KY-dominated government of Buganda, described how "we in Kabaka Yekka hold than only a government based on the institution of Kabakaship can be stable in Buganda... [we believe] that the first duty of government is to maintain and uphold the institution of monarchy as the foundation of order, security, unity and patriotism in Buganda".
Electoral results [ edit ]
In 1962 Kabaka Yekka allied with Uganda People's Congress. In the Lukiko elections of 22 February 1962 it won 65 of the 68 seats, with a vote share of more than 90%. The Lukiko duly elected 21 KY members to the 1962 National Assembly.
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References [ edit ]
- African Elections Database - Uganda
- Earle, Jonathon L. (2017). Colonial Buganda and the end of empire : political thought and historical imagination in Africa. New York, NY. ISBN 9781108264723. OCLC 1003595980.
- Gertzel, Cherry (1 October 1964). "How Kabaka Yekka Came to Be". Africa Report. New York: African-American Institute. 9 (9): 9–14. ISSN 0001-9836 – via ProQuest.
- Hancock, Ian (1 April 1970). "The Buganda Crisis of 1964". African Affairs. 69 (275): 109–123. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.afraf.a095989. ISSN 0001-9909.
- Hancock, Ian (1970). "Patriotism and Neo-Traditionalism in Buganda: The Kabaka Yekka ('The King Alone') Movement, 1961-1962". The Journal of African History. 11 (3): 419–434. doi:10.1017/S0021853700010239. ISSN 0021-8537. JSTOR 180347.
- Mutesa, Edward (1967). Desecration of my kingdom. London: Constable. OCLC 381718.
- Sathyamurthy, T. V. (1986). The Political Development of Uganda, 1900-1985. Gower. ISBN 9780566052477.
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