1/7 What do some Baganda mean when they say that police spokesperson “Nabakooba is a partisan Muhima on a pro ‘Nyakazaana’ anti people mission” ? You mean support for Nyakazaana is pro-Hima and probably anti-Ganda?
2/7 Bahima particularly Maama Nyakazaana, have given Buganda Kabakas and Chiefs. The prominent Nyakazaana is of the Bahinda clan of the Royal family of Nkore (“Ankole”) and the earlier they got to know her, the better for their effort to be in good stead with Buganda royalty. Thusfar, things may not be good for you.
3/7 This is what I mean: Nyakazaana was the wife of Zachary Kiwanuka Sensalire, and together, they were the parents of Ham Mukasa Rwamujonjoza (1871-1956), one of the greatest sons of Buganda. Ham Mukasa as you know was the Sekibobo of Buganda (i.e., the Chief of Kyaggwe), the longest serving chief in the history of Buganda. Zakariya Kiwanuka Sensalire was himself a descendant of a long line of Sensalires, i.e. heads of the balalo clan of Njovu who are known to have gained prominence right from the days of Kabaka Kintu as the official balaalo. Up to now, it remains the duty of the Njoveu clan to educate every new Kabaka on the art of bulaalo (herding). Like other balaalo, Sensalire married from among his fellow Bahima, hence the Nyakazaana that you are now vilifying.
4/7 Nyakazaana, a Muhima, was the mother of Ham Mukasa as we have seen. Ham Mukasa, with his first wife Anna Mawemuko, then went ahead to father Victoria Sarah Nalwanga (b. 1910). Nalwanga was the mother of the two Kisosonkoles, Sarah and Damali, the wives of Kabaka Edward Mutesa II.
5/7 Sarah Kisosonkole, (the great grand daughter of Nyakazana), was Kabaka Mutebi’s mother. The Kiganda version of the Hima name, Nakazana has stuck around up to now. Kabaka Mutebi’s first Namasole was known as Edith Nakazana. She passed away recently in London, I think on 02 Sep 2008, and you may have even attended her funeral service!
The title of the Saza chief of Buddu is Pokino, Kyaggwe is Sekiboobo; Butambala, Katambala etc and Mawokota’s Saza chief is called Kaima. Do they know the history of that culture of calling a very important Saza chief of the heartland of Buganda “Kaima”?
Mukasa was called Ham because of his Hamitic looks. The name itself is evidence of that background of Nyakazaana. They could as well have called him Kaima/Kayima/ Muhima/Muyima Mukasa.
Note that Apollo Kagwa was a Muhima of the Nsenne clan, the migrants from Busongora….typical Musongora…angalia yeye!The name Ham comes from the bible. We know of when the world faced liquidation and Noah floated some new company, one of whose board members was Ham, and the other one was Shem. Ham is supposed to have spun off the Hamites who came over to Africa South of the Sahara and Shem is supposed to be responsible for the Semites of Middle East and Western (Mahgreb) Arabia…Misri, Libya etc.
Whoever give Mr Mukasa that Ham name must have been some missionary with that doctrine in mind, and with an idea about Mr Mukasa’s Hamitic parentage. “Lujonjozi” was an innovative way of gandanising what is really a Kinyankore name
it is true that Ham Mukasa’s mother, i.e., my great grand mother, also Kabaka Mutebi’s great, great grand mother was a Munyankole by the name of Nyakazaana!!!”
If anyone wants to “dig dip” the history of Bahima and balaalo in Buganda, I will refer you to some readings that might give you some basic facts. These might also be of some use for others that champion Buganda exclusionism and the anti-Hima and anti-Tutsi invective that abounds on this forum:
Reid, Richard J (2002), Political Power in Precolonial Buganda (Kampala: Fountain)…also available from James Currey and Ohio University Press.
Kaggwa, Apollo Sir (1934), The customs of Buganda (New York: New York)
Ashe, RP (1889), Two Kings of Buganda (London).
Roscoe, J (1911), The Baganda: An Account of their Naive Customs and Beliefs (London).