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Dwakaikara, Andereya
c.1863 to 1965
Church of Uganda (Anglican)


Rev. Andereya Dwakaikara was born at Kisweka in Buyaga, and started to receive Christian instruction in April 1899. He was written down as a catechumen in December 1899, and was baptized by the Rev. Nuwa Nakiwafu on April 22, 1900. In 1901 he was confirmed and started to work as a church teacher under Kezekiah Kagwa and Eriya Balomezi at Kijamba. Here he received no salary but was supplied with food and clothes by Paulo Byabaowezi in whose domain he was working. In June 1901 he was put in charge of a church in Kihaguzi. He now received a small salary and lived with Byabaowezi’s family. He did not stay here long as in August of the same year he was sent to Bugoma where he worked for a year. In July 1902 he went to Burega with Asanasio Bafirahara (See Chapter III, section 5 [of Pirouet’s thesis noted below]). In January 1903 he had to return from there and for a year he worked at Hoima. In 1904 he started to read for his first letter which he got in 1905 just after his marriage to Esiteri Kiiza. In 1906 he went to read for his second letter. This he achieved in 1908 and for the next two years he worked in Duhaga’s palace at Hoima. In 1911 he went to Buganda to read for his third letter, but because of the great need in Bunyoro he entered the deacon’s course. He was ordained deacon with Erasito Nyakana in May 1911 and returned to work at Hoima until his ordination as priest in 1912. He spent the rest of his life at Masindi and Kiryandongo, and retired in 1942.

Louise Pirouet

Notes (short form; see List of Sources for complete citations):

Based on Dwakaikara and Muherya: The Life of Andereya Dwakaikara.
Checked with Hoima Baptism Register and Service Book, and Church of Uganda Record Book.

This biography, written by Louise Pirouet, was included in “Appendix A: Biographical Notes,” on page 387-8 of “The Expansion of the Church of Uganda (N.A.C.) from Buganda into Northern and Western Uganda between 1891 and 1914, with Special Reference to the work of African Teachers and Evangelists” (PhD Thesis: University of East Africa, 1968). Pirouet published this thesis as Black Evangelists (London: Rex Collings, 1978). However, Black Evangelists does not reproduce the detailed biographies, complete with references to sources, found in Appendix A of the thesis. Print copies are available at Africana Section, Makerere University Library (U 02 P57); The Centre for Christianity Worldwide, Cambridge; and a microfilm copy at the School of Oriental Studies, London. [information from Angus Crichton]