Prince Junju is the main contender to succeed Kabaka Mutebi


Dear Baganda,

The media especially Bukedde, has been writing about Kabaka’s son, Prince Junju. But they should do more. In case Nnabagereka produces a son, that will be a potential candidate. But we are tired of minors, who rule through agents. We have not forgotten Katuramu’s mess in Tooro and that of Apollo Kaggwa in Buganda.

It is almost three weeks ago when l run a two page story of Qaddaffi, Museveni and Mutebi relations and warned that those sexing up their disagreements will be disappointed. This story has proved me right. l wondered after the two leaders had met in New York, and some presidential aides continued fueling disagreements in papers and on talk shows. Museveni’s problem with traditional and cultural leaders/institutions was interfering in partisan politics and they seemed to have agreed with Qaddaffi on that. So those sexing up disagreement between Museveni and Mutebi, Qaddaffi and Museveni, etc… will be disappointed.

Prince Junju is the only son to the reigning Kabaka. If you go to Prince Wassajja, you will open a Pandora’s box. For Wassajja is a Catholic. If you go to Nakibinge, it will be worse, for he is a Muslim and he is a Paternal Uncle to Mutebi.But for Junju, be even assured of regional support in the Great Lakes and enemies will fail to call you sectarian and tribalistic since his mother is a Rwandese.

For the patrimonial Baganda (as most Africans), “nyoko aba Omunyoro, n’akuzaala ku kika.” That’s why they imported Kimera from Bunyoro, whose mother Wannyana was a Muhima. Even Kabaka Mukaabya Walugembe Muteesa’s mother was a Muhima, so was that of Prince Badru Wassajja Kakungulu. Buganda is not starved of princes of Royal family and Royal clan evenif Junju also dies today.

Ahmed Katerega



About ekitibwakyabuganda

Ba Ssebo ne ba Nyabo, Twebaza Abaganda bonna abulumulirwa Obuganda . Era twebaza ne mikwano gya Buganda gyonna wonna wegiri munsi yonna. Omukutu guno gwatandikibwawo nga e’kigendererwa kwe kuyigiriza abantu ebintu ebikwatagana no’Buganda era nokuwanyisiganya ebilowozo nebanaffe abatali Baganda. Abaganda ne mikwano gya Buganda mukozese omukisa guno muwereze ebirowozo byamwe no’bubaka bwona obunaagasa Abaganda na’baana Buganda berizala mu maaso eyo. Obumu ku bubaka obuwerezebwa ku mukutu guno bugyibwa mukuwanyisiganya ebirowozo okubera kumukutu gwa Ugandan’s at Heart (UAH) Forum ogwatandikibwawo Mwami Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba. Era twebaza muzukulu wa Kintu ne Nnambi ono olw’omulimu gwakoledde bana Uganda bonna abali e’bunayira mungeri yo kubagatta mu byempuliziganya no’kutumbula okukolaganira awamu.

14 responses »

  1. Ahmed Katerega,
    i thought that these “plans” are known only to a few of “us”, how did you come to know of such plans?
    who told you the “truth” that we have been “hiding” this long?
    you have gone againist our “oath of secrecy”.

    I do not think there is any secrecy to that, the reason why we are called Baganda is that, we are a bundle and we are proud of it. Katerega, religion does not disqualify you from being King, my gosh good try again.Unless there is some thing we don’t know Mutebi is not going any were soon so please chill out and let it be.

  3. it will all sort it self out. The king will decide who takes over. the trib eof the mother should not be a problem really. Especially these days with all th e inter-tribal unions. Would I b edenied heiress of my dad wa smugand and my mum a mugishu or mukiga?

    Oh please. We start the discrimination and “enkwe” ourselves

    Dangerous minds

  4. Any one who is a true muganda should know that the first born” Royal son” of the sekabaka’s of the past and present kabaka are called by the name “KIWEWA”

    Kiwewa’s in royal traditions do not succeed their royal fathers.

    That is why the first born of Mutesa II who is Kiwewa Masamba Kimera Robert who resides in Toronto and aged 50+ never became the heir.

    So is Kabaka Mutebi reign going to bring the end of the kiwewa/kiwewas succession controversy/ies to an end or keep the tradition.
    Lastly it is disrespectful to discuss the kabaka’s past relationships an dthe mother of his wives an dwho he was with and who mothered who and who. Yes it is worth knowing but dont make it look like it is a scandolous story. The late Mutesa II had 9 wives and 2 batoro and 2 banyankole princesses. It comes back from history to mingle with the long, pointed nose ethnic groups. Afterall we are all BANTU tribes. Banange we the baganda we hate discrimination but we promote reversed discrimination.Last but not least men shoul dstop putting pressure on women to deliver boy heirs. It is the man who bilogically determinesthe sex of the child(boy or girl). If you can not figure that out then you need Introduction to reproductive biology 101) or check out your sperm count. Chill down folks, you are thinking too much.

  5. What are you talking about???? what is wrong with being catholic???? prince Wassajja being catholic doesn’t disqualify him from being king of Buganda, as a matter of fact, if Nabageleka doesn’t give birth to a son. automatically Prince Wassajja will be king and not Junju. Wake UP!

  6. There are many traditions that have been and have now passed. Buganda is particularly one of the most
    progressively dynamic societies in all Africa. Mukaabya Walugembe Muteesa ended the age old African tradition of “Kabaka tafa yekka” and so was never buried along with men who would accompany him to the next world as it was in Pharaonic Egypt and still is amongst the Zulu in South Africa and the Ashanti in Ghana. The king is never supposed to shed blood and that is why Walugembe Mukaabya refused to accept Islam. But two of his sons, Kalema and Kiwewa, were Muslim kings in between Mwanga’s overthrow and restoration.
    There arer many instances which can show the of Buganda Kingdom’s ability to move with the times by adjusting even age old traditions to the circumstances that be. In that respect, Wassajja, Junju or Nakibinge can be king no matter their religious affiliations, their maternal ties or even their political leanings. We shall always go with the one who represents the sprit of the times and embodies the general ideals and expectations of the Ganda nation.
    Ronald Muwenda Mutebi is currently the right balance between diplomacy and stronger means. Chwa II was a reserved cool monarch in age when we needed more peace and quiet after the religious wars and so his reign peacefully almost without event. We are not in a shortage of men and women in Buganda who can steer the kingdom through the times, however trying. There are still more Apollo Kaggwa’s, Semei Kakungulu’s, Martin Luther Nsibirwa’s and many more able princes of the drum to be worried of such matters as some commentators are raising. Moreover, we must understand that Mutebi is still willing, able and fit to hold the office of king and that such issues must not be discussed as though he were an ailing royal from the east of the country.
    Something else that must be understood is that Buganda kingdom has always been the most cosmopolitan and metropolitan of all interlacustrine kingdoms. People have been getting absorbed from lands as far and near as Ankore, Rwanda, Burundi, Bunyoro, Busoga, Nubia in the Sudan and Toro. We have intermarried with almost every ethnic group and from Asians and Europeans. Yet all of us know our clan affiliations and all that goes with them including names, emblems, marital restrictions and all else. As long as a man has this, that man is a Muganda and should never be regarded as half Muganda. A real bundle this one. What else decribes us as Buganda but this?

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