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The field is light-cream with the same zig-zag stripes, the "Kondo Crown"
(in the red canton) also should be altered as it does not resemble the
original crown, below the crown is a chin-strap made from monkey-skin,
crossed spears & a drum are below the crown. I will look out the drawing
I made at the time.
Source: His Majesty, Omukama Iguru I (before his coronation).
John D. McMeekin, 24 Nov 2002.
I believe that the flag must be the current one, slightly different from
the previous flag but close to the older flag now. The older flag, from
a document in the Flag Research Center is based on a memorandum of the District
Commissioner of Homia (15 Dec 1934)and the flag is as pictured with arms in
white lined black. The inscription was Obukuma bwa Bunyoro-Kitara.
Then, from a sheet annexed to a letter of the permanent secretary of
Katikiro in Hoima, dated 27 Apr 1965, the flag was then already slightly
changed in proportion (now 3:4 before 2:3) and several details, including
the width of the zig zag stripes, blue fimbriation in the now white (previously
red) square canton (before canton was 1:1,2). Royal drum is blue and maroon,
lances maroon, with iron gold and red ropes, royal crown is argent and
blue, headed of red, with "gorgerin" (neck-piece) W-B-W-B. The ribbon
is yellow, and inscription say ABUKAMA BWA BUNYORO. This flag was
used also as royal standard.
The image posted present some variations, and is closer to the old design. Inscription now is BUNYORO-KITARA. Canton is red.
Jaume Ollé, 22 Dec 2002