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The Mwami Family

Mwami means King in Swahili (a language spoken in eastern DRC). However, they are currently called customary chiefs. Katshiravweya is the Mwami of Baswagha of the Batshira sub-clan. At the time of the interview, he was in the town of Butembo, but his kingdom is in Ghutanda and Vurusi. He has only one wife and a one-year-old baby. He is the sole provider of his family. He is also in charge of the governance of the region, and the community of Ghutanda and Vurusi.