KABAKA MUTEBI, 36TH KABAKA OF BUGANDA; KIWEWA IS 32ND. FACT!

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INCONTRAVERTIBLE (SIC) EVIDENCE THAT KIWEWA CANNOT BE A KABAKA

THE KABAKA OF  BUGANDA

A Biography Of His Majesty Ssaabasajja Kabaka Of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Kimera Mutebi II

His Majesty the Ssaabasajja Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Kimera Mutebi II was born on 13th April 1955 at Mulago hospital to the Late Ssekabaka Edward Fredrick Muteesa II and the late Sarah Kisosonkole.  At the time of his birth, his father Edward Muteesa II was in exile in Britain at the beginning of the political unrest in Uganda.

During His Majesty’s formative period, he attended Buddo Junior School.  As a young Prince, he was introduced to cultural exposition of the Baganda by staying in homes of prominent Chiefs for some time and also had private tuition at his father’s palace.  He later left the country for the United Kingdom for further studies and upon completion he worked as a Journalist with the South Magazine which was published by Chief Abiola of Nigeria.

He returned to the country in 1986 after 20 years to take up his cultural responsibilities as a traditional leader of his Kingdom.  He spearheads all development activities in the Kingdom including education, economic empowerment, social, health and cultural sectors.

On 31st July 1993, His Majesty was enthroned as the 36th King of Buganda.

[PLAGIARISED FROM THE OFFICIAL BUGANDA KINGDOM WEBSITE: http://www.buganda.or.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=112]

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THE OTHER 35 KABAKAS: [PLAGIARISED FROM WIKIPEDIA]

  1. Kato Kintu, early fourteenth century
  2. Chwa I, mid fourteenth century
  3. Kimera, c.1374-c.1404
  4. Ttembo, c.1404-c.1434
  5. Kiggala, c.1434-c.1464 and c.1484-c.1494
  6. Kiyimba, c.1464-c.1484
  7. Kayima, c.1494-c.1524
  8. Nakibinge, c.1524-c.1554 (Followed by a period of Interregnum, c.1554-c.1555)
  9. Mulondo, c.1555-1564
  10. Jemba, c.1564-c.1584
  11. Suuna I, c.1584-c.1614
  12. Sekamaanya, c.1614-c.1634
  13. Kimbugwe, c.1634-c.1644
  14. Kateregga, c.1644-c.1674
  15. Mutebi I, c.1674-c.1680
  16. Juuko, c.1680-c.1690
  17. Kayemba, c.1690-c.1704
  18. Tebandeke, c.1704-c.1724
  19. Ndawula, c.1724-c.1734
  20. Kagulu, c.1734-c.1736
  21. Kikulwe, c.1736-c.1738
  22. Mawanda. c.1738-c.1740
  23. Mwanga I, c.1740-c.1741
  24. Namuggala, c.1741-c.1750
  25. Kyabaggu, c.1750-c.1780
  26. Jjunju, c.1780-c.1797
  27. Semakookiro, c.1797-c.1814
  28. Kamaanya, 1814 – 1832
  29. Suuna II, 1832 – 1856
  30. Muteesa I, 1856 – 1884
  31. Mwanga II, 1884 – 1888 and 1889 – 1897
  32. Kiweewa, 1888 – 1888
  33. Kalema, 1888 – 1889
  34. Daudi Chwa II, 1897 – 1939
  35. Muteesa II, 1939 – 1969 (Followed by a period of Interregnum 1969 – 1993)
  36. Muwenda Mutebi II, 1993 – present.
  37. …………………………………………………………….
KABAKA KIWEWAS TOMBS, MASANAFU

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

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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.

24 responses »

  1. Blame AMO and Kaguta for rigging! Junju is in for a tough luck. He is already rigged out! Perhaps on technical grounds, what ever that is!!!!
    ALAN BARIGYE

  2. Mr Barigye,

    This whole bunch of “love history” – since everything else is si jui “hate history” are claiming that a Kiwewa cannot be King. I wonder what explanation they have for protrating for the 36th Kabaka! Just ask them to list the other 35 and they will cry out: ‘That is “hate history”‘!

    And clever man Musisi Bosco will make reference to “incontravertible” evidence without specifying where such evidence lies. I hear: “You will have read incontravertible (sic) evidence that a Kiweewa can never be a King …”

    Ah!

    Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

  3. Otto,

    This what amuses many of us. It appears that as it was over a century ago, is still is! It is like the same people that existed then are the same ones to day. No lesson learnt! Nada. See, It appears that Kabaka Mwanga was deposed when he refused to enter another unholy marriage. At that time it was only the Buganda affair. He was deposed by his own folk using either the zungus or the Mohamedians. Get this, no other, other than Baganda themselves. They screw up themselves only to cry fowl later. I remember Omulangira Bisweri making a statement that turned this Bugandaism upside down for a few pennies and the next thing he was on a 1st class flight out of Uganda.
    Now out of this current strain in their relationship, Mengo and NRM, it will be they themselves to screw up and then blame it on others. I wonder who will be next in another fake union since they can’t seem to go it alone.
    Folks lets get serious and look beyond our noses!
    ALAN BARIGYE

  4. Mw. Patrick Otto,

    You write: “I wonder what explanation they have for prostrating for the 36th Kabaka! Just ask them to list the other 35 and they will cry out…”

    Have you ever heard of something called convention? I understand you are in the UK, so check the basics about the UK constitution to understand the evidence I am alluding too. I am not expected to spoon feed you, certainly not with the plagiarising skills thaty you command.

    Also, are you suggesting that M7 should be erased from among the number of Uganda presidents, just because he captured power illegally and undemocratically? Check your logic Mw. Patrick Otto. So should M7 not be counted to be the 8th president of Uganda?

    MB
    Auckland

  5. Rugosi,

    You write:”At that time it was only the Buganda affair. He was deposed by his own folk using either the zungus or the Mohamedians. Get this, no other, other than Baganda themselves. They screw up themselves only to cry fowl later.”

    I don’t know about you, but in Buganda we accept that even a Muganda can make a mistake since noone is an angel. When that happens, action is usually taken against such a Muganda. We usually do not keep a blind eye just because the offender is a Muganda.

    The bad thing is that you guys have completely failed to expose us to your history. From what you are writing here, it would appear that the Bakiga will keep a blind eye to the mistakes of a fellow Mukiga regardless of the mistake or crime committed. Isn’t that the case? So a Mukiga could betray a fellow Mukiga and get away with it, because the traitor is a Mukiga. Nice! In Buganda we act differently and our attitude has stood the test of time.

    MB
    Auckland

  6. Buganda should allow a lady prime minister. They should also allow a Queen to take over after Ssabasajja’s death. Buganda does not need a Munyarwanda king or rather a king with Kinyarwanda blood to take over


    Rehema
    Kampala,East Africa
    When the boot of government is on your neck,it doesn’t matter if it’s left or right. Today is Buganda, tomorrow is some one else.

  7. Are referendums allowed in the Kiganda culture of “kabakaship”? what is wrong with a munyarwanda once again?
    ALAN BARIGYE

  8. Allan,
    Banywarwanda are in state house. They are dominant in UPDF. tHEY ARE DOMINANT IN PUBLIC SERVICE. Now you want them to be the bosses at Mengo. Tetwagala. Nabagereka’s daughter should become the queen.
    REHEMA

  9. Rugosi,

    You will have read incontravertible evidence that a Kiweewa can never be a King – so our beloved Jjunju falls on the first hurdle. Then, many Baganda, just like Muky. Rehemba, openly state their misgivings about Jjunju taking the Buganda throne (Nnamulondo) on account of his mother being a Munyarwanda. As you know, there are cultural norms and ettiquette as to who becomes a Kabaka, for eg such as a Kiweewa never being able to become a King, even if his mother was a Muganda. Kings (Kabakas) are born, not elected or selected, therefore not subject to exigences of democratic procedure. With that in mind, your question may never even be answered, otherwise you can as well ask why a Kabaka is not elected through universal adult suffrage. Otherwise, you should have started by asking what is wrong with electing candidatess from other tribes to constituencies where they don’t belong, since it is mainly if not only Buganda that allows non-Baganda candidates to be elected MPs in Buganda. Bunyoro has even protested against and sent an elected non-Munyoro LC V chairman parking, in addition to having an open anti-Bafuruki and Banyoro only policy.

    To me who become a Kabaka should only be a matter of Baganda to decide, and Baganda of the royal lineage at that. Not every Muganda. So Rugosi, I think you now realise your folly be harping on as to why a “Munyarwanda” can’t become a Kabaka!!!!! To all Baganda Prince Jjunju is no doubt an authentic Muganda Royal, with royal blood and names and his father the reigning Kabaka, except that he may not tick all the boxes for becoming the next Kabaka according to Ganda norms and tradition.

    MB
    Auckland

  10. Musisi,

    Unlike probably many others, to me Buganda is central to UGANDA’s stability/instability. Culture is what makes a tribe. The pride that Baganda have of their culture is no doubt unwavering. But because it is so intertwined in the rest of the country leaves the rest of the country at crossroads when Buganda is in a mess. This means, sadly, that the refusal to acknowledge that fact is a continuum state of impasse in which all sides lose and winners are the unscrupulous fellows who take advantage of a seemingly unreasonable demands by the culturally sensitive Baganda. The cost is what you all see. That is why to me, I implore learned fellows of your types to cut thru this stalemate that has bedeviled Uganda as a country and look into the future instead of crying for spilt milk which may never come by, ever again.
    Now I will keep my fingers crossed till a son with no kinyarwanda blood is born! Whether that changes anything…. Who knows if Junjju will not fight for his place? Afterall it appears that throne was always in contention and sometimes fought for!
    ALAN BARIGYE

  11. Bwana Barigye,

    It is not true that is the crown prince.As MB wrote the other day,Buganda there is no crown prince because he is actually selected from the royals.It is the lukiiko that selects the next King and reighning king can only express his choice and the Lukiko approves or otherwise.It is basically like parliamentary democracy where the president or prime minister nominates and parliaments confirms or reject.It happaned with Kabaka Mutebi .The late KABAKA.whom we refer to as Ssekabaka, MUtesa 11.named him as his hair to his estate and made it clear to the Lukiiko that he him to be the next king too.So,the lukiko concured with him otherwise they would have chosen others from the royal family.

    Right now,they is no problem with succession,The current king has brothers as you know the first son called kiwewa normally does not become a king.So,the lukiko may choose from the king`s brothrs like Prince Wasajja and so on,
    So,there is no succession crisis in Buganda.

    KI LUTS

  12. Allan, Kamwa kabi… Kassa Ssiroganga!

    Should Kiweewa Junju get funny Ideas about fighting for Buganda’s crown, he will be in for a rude shock. A Buganda Kabaka must fulfill certain criteria and unless accepted by the Baganda… he will always remain a Kabaka for whatever powers prop him up and never the Baganda. Here is a way out. The only thing that Buganda currently is a step ahead of other tribes in Uganda is the clear hierarchical leadership structure which enables the Baganda to think, move and act as one whenever the right call is made. There was the practice of a Council of Elders which was respected elsewhere, I dont know what became of the role of elders in callling their own peoples to order and enable them to think, move and act as one. Once we can get that sorted out elsewhere, non-Baganda will never feel inferior or threatened by the ability of the Baganda to mobilise and respond to a single directive.

    Allan, Kigezi as many other region of Uganda is teeming with ethnic contradictions and unfair competition amongst the pigmoids, the nyarwinos the congolese and the Tanzanians, a situation no different from what is happening in Buganda. Sudanese, Somalis, Ethiopians, Asians, Europeans and people from the Americas can pass off as Ugandan conveniently, but because of the requirement to ‘Walk like a Muganda’ the erosion of culture and social norms can be countered on its own terms.

    In the not too distant future, do not be surprised by the enactment of a law to legislate the tribal tag by which you can be declared Ugandan. Being born in Buganda could easily qualify one to be a Muganda for instance. The way out is….

    Working out a formula by which the distinctive ethnicities can share space and heritage so as to enhance their bargaining power in the scramble for national resources. Say you what Ow’Orugosi Allan?
    SSALONGO SENOGA

  13. Ssalongo,

    You write: “A Buganda Kabaka must fulfill certain criteria and unless accepted by the Baganda… he will always remain a Kabaka for whatever powers prop him up and never the Baganda.”

    To emphasize your point, I will quote once again Richad Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society, and an experienced and highly respected Afrikanist and writer in his article in UK’s The Independence on 30 July 1993, on the eve of HM Ronald Mutebi’s installation as Kabaka:

    “… Mutebi’s ancestors ruled one of the most powerful states in Africa. At the height of their power in the mid 19th century, the kabakas ruled over a sophisticated, prosperous state of more than a million people. A fertile crescent around the north-west corner of Lake Victoria, well and regularly watered, Buganda had complicated administrative and legal systems and a state machinery that ensured continuity between the rule of one kabaka and the next.”

    MB
    Auckland

  14. Owayee Ssalongo.

    Am no student of history and never had any interest, but I think I can recall Kabaka Mwanga,who in my view was the greatest Kabaka taking refuge in adukuland for help with another great man Kabalega to restore his Kabakaship. What makes you think Prince Junjju run to the two Kags relatives or his mates in the statehouse and thus ensuring a continuous chaos? This is 21st century remember. These people you help put in the statehouse will do all it takes to make sure that this happens. You must take it into account that the rest of the country is FEDUP!
    BARIGYE

  15. ehema uganda,

    Don’t allow Baganda haters push ideas into you. We have our culture. Don’t let these &%$#$ push you into their corner. Keep the hope alive.

    We can’t fail to have a king after Ronnie. Are they planning to bump him off? Why does this keep coming up.

    Let them mind their goddam business if they have any.

    GSK

  16. Gwe Rehema bwoba oyogela bera ne wokoma. u need to get a funnel for your mouth. Buganda should yes tightly guard its heritage but dont show such hatred. we as the foot soldiers of the struggle know what its like. the Rwandese immigrants are 2day part ofd us and are very good allies even more than some Baganda nakabalas
    JOSE LUKYAMUZI

  17. Ssalongo munange, what do you make of this statement. I just taking it from you response below. I don’t want to accuse the Prince, he is someone i have meant here in the UK. But what does Lukyamuzi’s post mean, i’m i over reading it,
    Gwe Rehema bwoba oyogela bera ne wokoma. u need to get a funnel for your mouth. Buganda should yes tightly guard its heritage but dont show such hatred. we as the foot soldiers of the struggle know what its like. the Rwandese immigrants are 2day part ofd us and are very good allies even more than some Baganda nakabalas
    ISAAC BALAMU

  18. rehemauganda, under the traditions and customs of Buganda, there is no room for a Queen. Even the Kabaka’s wife is not a Queen Nnaabakyala) but ba Nnabagereka, a snior of a series of Kabaka’s wives many with traditional roles.
    It is like under Judaism, Christiasnity and Ilsam we don’t have prophetessses. We only have prophets. But ladies like Eva, the Virgin Mary, Sarah, Hajar, Hadija, Aisha, are revered.
    Even under kiganda culture, the Queen Mother (Namasole) and Princess Royal (Nnaalinnya) are so much revered. Ladis like Nambi, the wife of Kintu, Wannyana, the Queen mother of Kimera, Nakku of Ganda and Najjuka of Kireka who plasyed a key role in omporting Kimera from Bunyoro to ascend on the throne of Buganda, Ssuuna, Muteesa l’s Qieen mothers, played a very significant role in Buganda’;s historu. The same with Nannono and Namulondo, wives to Kabaka Nakibinge.
    However under the constitution, a woman can be a Prime Minister, like the lady Chancellor of Germa ny or Margret Thatcher of UK. INDIRA GANDHI OF INDIA, \BENAZIR bHUTO OF PAKISTAN, AND OTHERS OF BANGLADESH, INDONESIA AND SRI LANKA.. BUT WE SHOULD GIVE IT SOME TIME.
    Let’s give it time.
    AHMED KATEREGA

  19. barigye, Baganda say, “Nyoko aba Omunyoro n’akuzaala ku kika.” It means so long as your partilineal’s clan belongs to those 56 or so Baganda’s, they don’t mind where a mother comes from. Otherwise we don’t know the mother of Kabaka Kintu, we know that Kabaka Kimera’s mother is a Muhima, Wannyana, daughter of Omutaka mugarura of Nseenene, by then belonging to Bunyoro. Kabaka Muteesa l’s was a MuHIMA, pRINCE BADRU kAKUNGULU’S MOTHER WAS A MUHIMA, SIR EDWARD MUTEESA’S MOTHER WAS OF NTE CLAN FROM BUDDU, INDIRECTLY A MUHIMA, etc….In order to reassert our selves in the Great Lakes Region, we HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE BUT EVERY THING TO GAIN IF A PRINCE WITH KINYARWANDA BLOOD ASCENDS ON OUR THRONE.
    KATEREGA

  20. Mr Musisi,

    Here I go plagiarising you:

    “You will have read incontravertible (sic) evidence that a Kiweewa can never be a King…”

    We are showing you that you are not correct to make such a (typically Musisi) statement. Some of you, the proponents of “love history” have been arguing this way:

    “Baganda are telling you that according to their culture, it is unacceptable for a Kiweewa to become Kabaka, but you insist he can and you go ahead to give us an example of one who incidentally did it illegally!”

    [Sam Bwekiributa,Mon, 29 March, 2010 16:30:34]

    “Kiweewa’s ascension was a coup…..It is recorded as possibily the first coup d’tat in the region. As such, it was not legal, and is noted in our own history (not white people’s books) only as an interruption to the properly installed Mwanga’s reign.”

    [Kalundi Serumaga, Mon, 29 March, 2010 9:53:42]

    “Otto please Kiweewa you’re talking about was not a kabaka but rather an imposter who wanted to profit from the confusion which followed Mwanga’s rule.”

    [Musisi Edward on March 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm]

    All those interventions were in opposition to my assertion that Kiwewa was a Kabaka, the 32nd Kabaka.

    Now in your typical Musisi logic you jump up to state:

    “Also, are you suggesting that M7 should be erased from among the number of Uganda presidents, just because he captured power illegally and undemocratically? Check your logic Mw. Patrick Otto. So should M7 not be counted to be the 8th president of Uganda?”

    Now Mr Musisi, if you are really as logical as you want make us think, who on the opposite sides of the debate, should you be directing that question to? Have you really been following the debate? Who has advanced the point of illegality of Kiwewa’s ascendency to Kabakaship?

    If you have been following the debate (and you have not been following!) some of your co-chauvinists have been in denaila over the fact that Kiwewa was ever a Kabaka. Thye even referred me to a website to prove their point, even when that website was actually contradicting them!

    When it occurred to them that Kiwewa was actually a Kabaka, the 32nd, from whom we count to justify the fact that Mutebi II is the 36th, they now smuggled in the legality argument as you can see in the quotes above.

    Hence, had you been born with less imperviousness to logic than you are possessed of right now, this is what you should have stated:

    “Also, are you suggesting that M7 should be erased from among the number of Uganda presidents, just because he captured power illegally and undemocratically? Check your logic Mw. Kalundi Serumaga, Mw. Edward Musisi, Mw./Muky. Sam Bwekiriwhatever. So should M7 not be counted to be the 8th president of Uganda?”

    To direct that question to Otto like you are doing, is to be, let me put it bluntly, clinically dense.

    So, so, so; very clearly Mr Musisi, you have “falled”. Again!

    Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

  21. Patrick Otto, for record purposes, Kiweewa is not the onlty Kabaka thet came through a coup. There are a few Kabakas who peacefully succeded their fathers, uncles or nephews. Even Kabaka Kintu did it after a protracted people’s war similar to the five uear bush war in Luwero Triangle. Kimera did it in a coup. Tembo almost the same. Tje story of Junju and Ssemakokiro is still fresh. So coups are acceptable in ascending on the buganda’s throne.
    katerega

  22. I cannot believe these Banamawanga “Lwaki kamulari gwotalidde akubalaala?” At least we have something to screw up but what do you have?

    I guess Kony is a Muganda Prince screwing up the Acholi!!!!

    The great thing is, we are a proud Nation and the love we have for Buganda is unfarthomed everything else we will overcome. And tell you what; all of you will be fighting to become honourarly Baganda.

  23. I don’t no why u non Baganda people live so much 2 interfere into buganda’s affairs?as if u are so much perfect than we! Yet even u yo selves,don’t know yo identities.

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