The Basamaba of Eastern Uganda and Western parts of Kenya, popular known as Bagisu have this evening elected Mr Bob Mushikori as their new cultural leader (Umukuka) replacing outing leader Amb. Wilson Wamimbi.
Amb. Wamimbi has served his one five year term which is none renewable. The Bamasaba occupy Sironko, Bulambuli, Mbale, Bududa and Manafwa districts and Western Kenya where they are referred to as the Babukusu. Mr Wamimbi was elected by 26 clan leaders in July, 2010, as the pioneer head of the institution (Umukukha).
Mushikori has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Inzu Ya Masaba (House of Masaba). Mr Mushikori got 28 votes while Manafwa LC5 Chairman Walimbwa Peke, 26 Votes; Prof. Gimoi Kiboma, 10 Votes and Gregory Gidagui, 2 Votes. He also served the President for North American Masaba Cultural Association.