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 Form 3 History: European Invasion and the Process of Colonization of Africa

Why Kabaka Mwanga collaborated with the Europeans.

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Why Kabaka Mwanga collaborated with the Europeans.
a) He wanted to acquire protection from internal and external enemies e.g religious groups and Banyoro.
b) He wanted to secure his position and safeguard the Baganda from interference.
c) He wanted the British to help him Gain regional supremacy over the surrounding kingdoms of Bunyoro, Ankole and Toro.
However, throughout all the religious conflicts that continued in Uganda between the Protestants and the Catholics, Kabaka Mwanga always supported the Catholics to the Chagrin of the British administrators. He was disposed by Lugard in 1894 after the capture of his palace at Mengo.