Kpeje Bongre is an amalgamation of two chiefdoms, Peje East and Bongre. The inhabitants of the chiefdom trace their history back, generally, to migrants from Kono district and what is present day Guinea. The first chief to be recognized as leader of Peje East was Bea Fofawai. The first chief to be recognized as leader of Bongre was a warrior named Chief Bain. All the families of the chiefdom trace their lineages to these warriors. The current chief is Charles L. Ngebe, a Mende elected in 1976. He fled the chiefdom to Guinea from 1994 to 2002
Fofowai - This house is the lineage of Bea Fofpwai.
Nyawfivo - This house is the lineage of the younger brother of Fofowai, who became chief after Fofowai’s death.
Kpandengua - This family is the lineage of a nephew of Fofowai, Kpandengua who was born to a sister of Fofowai. He held the chieftaincy after Nyawfivo.
Ngebeh - This family is the lineage of Negebeh, another nephew of Fofowai.
Bain - This family is the lineage of Bain, and has its headquarters in Mamboma village of the old Bongre chiefdom.
Manah - This family is the lineage of a nephew of Bain, who was the first recognized chief of Bongre.
Kapu - This family also is the lineage of a nephew of Bain