Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.

Kibwola, Muca

Anglican Communion (Church of Uganda)

[ACOLI, Clan: Kai, Koie]

Muca Kibwola was the son of Ewot Lagony of Koie. He was one of the chief’s sons sent to live with the missionaries and receive education during the first period of the mission’s work in Acoli.[1] He was baptized on January 5, 1908 a few days before the missionaries left.[2] In 1911 Tegart found him working as a teacher although he had had no training, and his children were baptized at this time.[3] He then went to teach at Kubuze and Aduku in Lango, but died there after a short period, and an outsider succeeded as Ewot of Koie.[4]

Louise Pirouet**

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

  1. Okech, 1964.

  2. Gulu Baptism Register.

  3. Gulu Baptism Register *(v. notes written into the *Register).

  4. Okech, 1964.

This biography, written by Louise Pirouet, was included in “Appendix A: Biographical Notes,” on page 402 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]