sucession of the Kabaka

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I would like to clarify something about the succession of a Kabaka of Buganda. No Kabaka has ever come from the Balangira clan. The Balangira clan is not composed of “Abalangira ba Mujaguzo” (the sons of a Kabaka) or “Abalangira ba Kanabba” (the sons of a prince). Because these princes are potentially in line to the throne, they all belong to the clans of their mothers. Hence, Daudi Chwa belonged to the Engabi clan while his son Edward Mutesa belonged to the Ente clan.

The reason for this was so that no one clan could monopolise the position of Kabaka. The saying that “Ebukojja teva wa lubu lwo” strictly relates to us “Abakopi” and never to the above two classes of Abalangira. The order followed in choosing a Kabaka starts from among the “Abalangira ba Mujaguzo.” If nobody qualifies, then the order goes to “Abalangira ba Kanabba.” Two of the main qualifications for any prince before he can become Kabaka are (1) that prince must be born in Buganda (more like an American President must be born in America). Fyi, Mutebi’s mother had to be rushed to Kampala although she conceived in Europe during Mutesa’s first exile; (2) the mother must have a Muganda father. This means that that mother will, in effect, have a Kiganda clan.

Finally, “Abalangira ba Kanabba” must have a Kabaka as a grandfather. This limits the extent of this class of princes.
Yusuf Musoke

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