Nkoyas are under BRE

This is in response to you publications on  Nkoya Chief Mwene Mutondo. Please publish my letter in order to remove innuendos being peddled by enemies of Baroteland.

I stand not inspired with your egoistic publications on Barotseland, portraying as if there is a tribe known as Lozi subjugating a Nkoya tribe.

It seems your paper has much connection with a factor of Chief Mutondo of Shikombwe chiefdom of Kaoma district of Naliele Kuta.

Your  publications are full of nothing but indescribable ignorance, above all, are a mere misrepresentation of the facts.

If you recall properly I  once reacted to one of such publication in the month of May, 2o15.

Much as I appreciate your inclination to Nkoya Chief of Shikombwe chiefdom, you must also bear in mind the existence of other 13 chiefs.

Why should  you single out Silalo induna Mwene Mutondo when there is also another chief of the Nkoya tribe, Chief Kahare who is senior than Mwene Mutondo?

Here is where your publications are questionable and fall out of merit. At no time did we hear of such demand of a province in a territory which is well governed by a constitutional monarch!

There is no crisis in Barotseland that would require intervention from your Government  of Zambia which is also illegitimate in Barotseland.

It’s better for your paper to  take time to inform Zambians about the poverty and economic failures in place in your country and more especially the tribal inbalance where Bemba is slowly imposed on Zambians through music on both private and public media.

The monarch hierarchy system in Kaoma district is under Resident Prince Isiteketo Amukena.

The government seat of Kaoma district is Naliele Kuta, the regional Ngambela is Imangambwa.

The Naliele Kuta has seven councillors and 14 chiefdoms with 13 chiefs. Here are the names of the chiefdoms with their corresponding chiefs who are responsible for certification of documents for the purposes of obtaining  National Registration Cards or land. Below are chiefdoms and chiefs in Kaoma district of Barotseland.


CHIEFDOM               CHIEF


1) Lukute————Mwanambuyu

2) Liyunyi————– Iluya

3) Kahumbu———— Mwenetete

4) Mayukwayukwa—- Mufaya

5) Litoya ————Mwene Kahare

6) Nalifalamba——-Siwiwaliondo

7) Kaaba—————— Kasabi

8) Mulamatila———– Libinga

9) Luambuwa —– Kabilamwandi

10) Shikombwe — Mwene Mutondo

11) Mulwa————-Kanguya

12) Sishamba———–Kakumba

13) Lalafuta————- Kasimba


The Barotse system of governance has several tiers from the central government to the village.

The first of these tiers is the Namuso (literally translated as the Mother of Government).

This is the Central Government of Barotseland with His Majesty The Litunga as the Head of State, and the Ngambela as the Prime Minister and head of the Government.

The second governance tier is the regional government which include the Lwambi in charge of the southern part of Barotseland. It is headed by Litunga-La-Mboela.

Other regions are also headed by Resident Princes or Princesses, Malena. The third tier consists of Chiefdoms and or administrative areas. Each chiefdom is headed by a Chief or Sub Chief sometimes called Silalo Indunas.

The last governance tier consists of villages (Minzi), has an Induna who is its political, administrative and judicial head.

It is sad to mention that the legislative body ( Katengo) of Barotseland was terminated by Mr Kenneth Kaunda in 1965 before his abrogation of the union agreement (Barotseland Agreement 1964), which would  have maintained the two former British protectorates (Barotseland and Northern Rhodesia now Zambia) together.

Alas,  Kaunda devorced Barotseland in 1969 when he unilaterally terminated the BA64, and  further deceived Zambians not to believe the plain truth that Barotseland was a fully fledged state. Finally,  I believe the Daily Nation will take a leaf and stop misleading its followers on a non-existence issue of a Nkoya silalo induna( former kapaso-court messager) Mwene Mutondo as he represents a quarter area within Kaoma  district and  not only Nkoyas but all the tribed inhabitants of his chiefdom. How can one induna out of 13 Lilalo indunas demand a province for only 100 villages?

This could be symptoms of dementia if at all it is the true representation of Chief Mwene Mutondo’s thoughts.

Saleya Kwalombota

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