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Muyinda, Aloni
19th and 20th centuries
Church of Uganda (Anglican) / Seventh Day Adventist
Uganda

 

[BUGANDA, TORO, ANKOLE. Muhima]
As a small child, Rev. Aloni Muyinda was captured in war from Ankole, and taken to Buganda where he grew up.[1] He joined the household of the Rev. G. Baskerville, became a teacher, and was put in charge of the district around Koja. He married a Munyoro, Yokobezi. In June 1900 he was ordained deacon and posted to Ngogwe in place of Silasi Aliwonya. In August 1900 he visited Ankole, and was present when Mbaguta burnt his charms. He remained at Ngogwe until 1903 when he was sent to Toro.[2] From July to September 1903 he was at Butazuka and was then sent to Butiti to be under a European.[3] Probably this was as a result of a difference of opinion over the baptism of children not born in Christian wedlock.[4] In 1910 he was sent to Ankole.[5] He there found that his parents had both died, but members of his clan were still living, and he claimed his father’s possessions.[6] In 1921 he was ordained priest and transferred from Mbarara to Itojo where he was a good pastor.[7] When his first wife died he married Eva Kokorokonya, a Mubito.[8] In 1927 he became a Seventh Day Adventist, and died some years later in Rwangara.[9]

Louise Pirouet


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

  1. Katoomizi, 1965; Kamugungunu, 1965; Kitunzi, 1965.
  2. J.V. Taylor, 1958, p. 267
  3. Kabarole Church Council Minutes, Sept. 19, 1903.
  4. Kagwa, 1965.
  5. Church of Uganda, Record Book.
  6. Katoomizi, 1965.
  7. Church of Uganda, Record Book.
  8. Kamugungunu, 1965.
  9. [omitted]

This biography, written by Louise Pirouet, was included in “Appendix A: Biographical Notes,” on page 416 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]