Help Kabaka Get the Right Choice. Vote For Your Katikiro Now


Dear Ugandans,

April 2011 is when the four year term for current Buganda kingdom Katikkiro, JB Walusimbi, expires. According to the Redpepper(2010),’‘Katikkiro JB Walusimbi recently met the Kabaka and communicated his unwillingness to go for a second term. This, the Katikkiro maintains, is consistent with his inauguration speech of 2007 when he assured the Kabaka that he would do just one term.
Having served at Mengo for a very long time (he was finance minister for a very long time including during Joseph Mulwanyammuli’s reign), Walusimbi has naturally generated fatigue and wants to retire to private life and redeem his businesses some of which have been affected by his busy schedule while serving at Mengo since the 1990s.However, palace insiders tell us the Kabaka didn’t want to renew Walusimbi’s contract because of his soft approach to the Buganda issues, thus his shopping for a radical and anti Museveni prime minister.

So who do you want to be your next Katikkiro? Any Ideas?



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.

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  1. llan is in his early fifties, not late thirties. He sat his A’levels in 1977 and was in the short lived Mixed Talents band. Allan plays several instruments.
    He is not as rabid a critic as the writer describes him, but he has
    strong views. It is also true about his being propertied, which the
    writer tries to portray as a sin. In one of his properties at George
    St, he used to draw many ‘old school’ patrons to his Oldies pub where
    he spun seventies discs. Mention an old Congolese line from a
    favourite long forgotten song and he would find a digital version for
    you in a few days. He is a man of class…

    However,The strongest Katikkiro to serve Her Majesty in the last
    fifty years was a woman. Among other things, she militarily reclaimed
    the Falklands in 1982.

  2. Fellow Netters,

    I don’t subscribe to the idea that Buganda needs a radical Katikiro. My take is that Buganda needs a Leader who will stir them away from Politics and concentrate on preserving the Buganda culture as we know it.

    The real Baganda as we know them are following the dinosaur path, and in years to come the definition will change and probably the looks and language will not be used any more because the real proof will be in the DNA sample. This is the greatest threat the kingdom faces, because the culture as we know it is not measuring with the current times, those who know the real stories are dying of, the modifications in dresses put the Indian attire above the Gomesi these days and for our kids its actually not cool to speak Luganda anymore. We all can live without a king so he is not a necessity as compared to a functioning president. Who cares about the 9000 acres unless you are one of the royals who will collect on the monies, and by the way people are all living happily there after the tombs caught fire.

    So the big deal is that unlike what the Mengo leadership wants us to believe we can actually live comfortable lives with out identifying our selves as Baganda or having the Buganda kingdom.

    That makes it crucial at this moment to get a leader who can reinvent and conserve our true culture and assure us that it will remain the pride of the country and even the young ones can be part of it.

    That is not a radical leader. That is a visionary leader, someone who is willing to negotiate the kingdom business with its future in mind. I currently don’t know anyone who can fill those shoes.

    Awangale sabasajja.

    Eddie, MD

  3. Doctor
    I buy your idea but can you explain to me how buganda can tackle these terrorists acts from the central gov’t. Buganda has not failed to deleiver due to lack of ideas but have been handicapped by this gov’t. Don’t deceive your self to think this gov’t wishs well for Buganda. There are so many people jealousy of baganda i wonder why. Today i don’t see how buganda is a threat to the central gov’t, they are busy doing their things, but why can’t the gov’t leave them alone.
    I for one think the problem is with those baganda (Bakopi) in central gov’t who want to be worshiped by the people of Buganda, i mean they want those status of the royals and because they can’t get them they are busy reducing the people of buganda into being useless.
    My point is why shouldn’t baganda be left alone like other tribes, of course not us we are under siege by museveni, he has refused us from crowning our king but the rest are doing their thing, some are even stealing the land entrusted to the them like the toro mother but nothing has been done about that but every time buganda buganda why?
    Some of us want to live in peace and we are tired of these chaos all the time.

  4. That’s an easy one. Two reasons:

    1. The capital is on Buganda land, we used to think that this was the most productive land (economically) but that is changing with the minerals and oil that is being discovered in new places outside Buganda. So actually in years to come the population of Kampala might even shift to these other places and don’t forget that the Capital city might be moved to another region which by the way will be a disadvantage to Buganda.

    The actions of Buganda are totally intertwined with central government because the governing body is doing business on its land. So this symbiotic relationship has to be natured, not destroyed. Proper navigation can put Buganda in a stronger position not forgetting the fact that the central Government had years when they could do what they wanted when the kingdoms had no say. You can’t change government agencies at a snap of a finger it has to be a process and it definitely takes longer than what we might want. Always remember that the current baganda will die off but those that will come after us can enjoy the fruits of today’s leadership, so patience is always necessary when you deal with governments any where in the world.

    The land is a big issue.

    2. There those who have directly engaged in challenging the current leadership. They have taken on the political establishment. I you inevitably everything we do to improve the kingdom business will have political waves but my God there many ways to kill an elephant, we all see its large and white shinning tusks but we can get it down by chipping on the other parts of its mass. So the government will fight back as expected and it’s stronger than Buganda so to me that’s a wrong move.

    Eddie, MD

  5. Dear Forumists,

    Who needs radicals to be in charge of anything? Buganda, Uganda? Who does not know the dangers radicals of any form can pose to society including their masters? Look, listen: for Kabaka to appoint a radical to fight the central government is one sure way of courting disasters for all concerned not least Buganda and Uganda.

    Once Kabaka comes up with a ‘radical’ katikkiro, he surely will incite other radicals in central government and other instutitions to respond and before we know it 1966 will be right back with us – all over again!!

    Which radical can be better or worse than Muliika? It would be most inadvisable me thinks, for the Kabaka to appoint a katikkiro on the qualification that he is a radical who will fight the central government.

    A radical whether in Mengo or Central government is dangerous to Uganda and even Buganda!! Appointing a radical to a position of resposnibility is akeen to giving the keys of a Chemistry Laboratory to a P3 graduate: before long the laboratory will be on fire and the graduate may be without most of his/her skin – that is if he/she is lucky!!!

    Look at what radicals like Osama bin laden are doing and take your lessons – if you can!!!!

    John Wang,

  6. Kateregga & others

    Buganda, Baganda and Kabaka does not owe anyone for being Baganda and Buganda.

    When you quote the so called constitution you should know that it is
    their because of Jealousy towards the Buganda Nation.

    The Constitution does not address Buganda’s rights.

    Whether we elect our Katikiro or not is none of Non-Bagandas Business.

    Katerrega. Not this Buganda will become free and take its rightful
    place in the world!

    As long as Buganda is not free, this universe and the Almighty is
    going to continue to make so called “Uganda” suffer until they are
    tired and leave Buganda alone in peace.

    However if Buganda is free then you will see Developement in Buganda
    and neighbouring Nations like Nkole, Teso, etc develope very fast!

    Kateregga we can relook at my statements above in another 20 yrs (God
    willing) I will be right

    Alan did primary school at Nakasero, PLE in 1974. I dont know where he
    went after that. But I remember people saying he was in the UK. Then
    to Makerere, resided at University Hall.

    The Village/Backward minded Lecturers were jealous of him. He used to
    drive a car, Had permed hair at one time (Cant touch this!), He used
    to play Music in his spare time.

    His whole family (Sibblings are Musicaly gifted) ….Rita & Eseza.

    Alan used to be part of the Band at Nakasero Primary school. They
    played Jackson five songs… ABC …123…. U & Me… etc… Other
    members of the Band were the Rubadiri Boys i.e. Tengo &…..

    Good Luck to all nominated for Katikiro….WE DO NOT OWE ANYONE FOR
    BEING BAGANDA except GOD.and his ANGELS.

  7. Folks:

    The story is factually wrong about Owek Engineer Nakirembeka Allan Waliggo. One, Owek Waliggo Could not have grow up with His Highness the Kabaka. To to the best of my knowledge, Owek Waliggo lived in Uganda when the Kabaka lived in exile in the UK. Two, engineer Allan Waliggo NEVER attended Budo, but went to Makerere College school for his O and A level. What is the matter with Ugandan papers? Why publish such lies? The other thing, Eng. Allan Waliggo may just be turning 5 or thereabout.

    Even the talk of Makubuya kneeling before the Kabaka is an absolute fabrication. I know for a fact, though this is neither the forum to adduce evidence, nor is it worthy to dignify the authors of the lies by furnishing them with details. In any case they are not interested in the truth, otherwise they would not have set out to create so many lengthy lies.


  8. bataka were stopped from engaging in politics by Kabaka Ssemakookiro who reigned at the end of 18th and beginning of 19th centuries. Did you hear any role of bataka in negotiations with Arabs, and Europeans in the second half of the 19th century? Did you hear bataka acquiring Mailo land estates? The Kabaka used to appint Katikkiro as he pleaseed but since 1900, it was subject to Her Majesty Government’s approval, and since 1955, the Lukoo acted as an electoral college in electing a Katikkiro.

    l will not become tired of telling you that the kingdom is both cultural (Ssaabataka) and political (Kabaka). The cultural part is through clan structure and the political part is through administrative structure led by Katikkiro. The office of Katikkiro, right from kabaka Kintu, is political. It became more powerful during the reigns of Kabaka Ssuuna ll and Muteesa l mid ninetieth century and during the reign of Kabaka Mwanga ll and Cwa ll at end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century when Katikkiro became “kabaka w’ebweru. Then since 1955, Katikkiro was elected as Lukiiko acting as an electoral college.

    Yes Kabaka appointed Mulwanyammuli, Muliika and the incumbent but they have no executive political power neither is the Lukiiko with legislative politcal power. That is not the Katikkiro and Lukiiko Baganda want. The Kabaka is illadvised that he may reposess executive political power. No body will ever give him that even if it is Kizza Besigye or even Beti Kamya. The kabaka is a constitutiopnal monarch or titular head like the Queen of England.

  9. Folks:

    Owek Engineer Allan Nakirembeka Waliggo, sat his O’level in 1978 and not 1977 (he sat for his A’ Levels in march 1981) and emerged as one of the top students in Uganda. I believe he got six for 6. Yes 6 distinction one. Owek Allan Waliggo is a talented musician-music was one of his D1.
    He was a member of the Ebonies where he played the piano. He used to be a fun loving individual and yes simple although privileged and for some of us who knew him them, the least expected to be referred to as radical.


  10. Dear beloved Buganda,i think we should that to our King.He has full power to do all his work.
    And on my side,i think Eng JB Walusimbi has a lot to do for Buganda.
    And our king will give Him a second term on behalf of Buganda.
    Thank you all.Longlive Buganda,Longlive our king,Longlive Eng Jb walusimbi.

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