Category Archives: Kasubi tombs and Tourism

Katikkiro J.B. Walusimbi Alekere Awo Okusolooza Ssente z`Okuzaawo Okuzimba Amasiro Ga`Buganda e`Kasubi

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Mbalamusiza nyo banaange Abalungi Abasoma Ebigaambo byaange bino ku Mulundi guno era nembebaza Emirimu jonna jemukolera Obuganda mu Kaseera kano Akazibu Obuganda bwekalimu nga kali ku Mulimu ogw`Okwenunula oluvanyuma lw`Okuwambibwa Abantu abalina Ebigendelelwa eby`Enjawulo.
Ebiseera Ebisiinga sitera kuwa Ndowooza yaange ku buli Nsoonga ya Buganda kulw`Ensoonga mba manyi nti Abakutte Ensoonga za Buganda e`Mengo Ebintu babitegeera bulungi naye geenda okulaba nga Ekintu kimpitiriddeko negaamba nti bwekuba nga kuwabula kampabule oba kutangaanza kantagaaze Obuganda awamu n`Abaganda, gattako n`Emikwaano ja`Buganda.
Kampite mu Bwaangu nga Omubi Alinya Obuliri, Bajaajja Ffe nga Bwebalugera.
Katikkiro Omwaami J. B. Walusimbi Enfunda Nnyiingi nyo ddala ategezezza Obuganda, Abaganda awamu n`Emikwaano ja Buganda nga bwabasaba baweeyo Ssente z`Obukadde/Obuwuumbi bweyetaaga okuzzaawo Amasiro gaffe aga`Buganda e Kasubi agayokyebwa Omuntu naguno gwaaka atanategerekeka.
Njagala Okusaba Omwaami Katikkiro J. B. Walusimbi akozese Ekitibwakye nga Katikkiro wa Buganda, ayimirize okusolooza Ssente mu Bantu nti ageenda kuzzaawo Amasiro agayokyebwa e Kasubi era ne Ssente zabadde yakasolozaawo, musaba asabe Obuganda bumuwe Olukusa, olumukkiriza Ssente ezo azikozese mu Makubo amalala mu kuyaamba Enkulakulana mu Buganda oba ne Mubituundu ebirala ebya`Mikwaano ja Buganda.
Olw`Ensoonga zino zegeenda Okumenya wano wamaanga Olunaku lwa`Leero ku Mulundi guno:
Njagala Okujjukiza Omwaami J. B. Walusimbi nti: Amasiro ago age Kasubi agayokyebwa, Bajaajja Ffe bwebaali bagaziimba tewali Ssente yonna yasolozebwa okuva mu Bitundu bya Buganda ebyenjawulo, Amasiro ago gazimbibwa bajaajja Ffee nga bagazimbira ku Musinji gwebalina mu Kiseera ekyo gwebayitaanga “Bulungi bwa`Nsi” Omutima gwa Buganda Ogutaffa.
Ssebo, Katikkiro Mwaami J. B. Walusimbi, Okimanyi bulungi Nnyo ddala nti bajaajja ffe balekaangawo Amakagaabwe nga Batenye Emmuli Enjoyoote Obulungi enyo awamu n`Essubi erisingayo obulungi nebasibula abomakagaabwe nebageenda Okuziimba Olubiri lwe`Bamunanika oba ne ndala ezifanaganako nga olwo, okwo nga kwotadde Ebiyitililwa bya`Kabaka wonna mu Buganda nga tebaliiko Abakase,abasindikirizza oba okubajjirayo Kibooko nga kati bwekiri ku Muleembe guno, Abantu bakusaba obawe Obuyinza Bbo bekolemu Omulimu zazzeewo Amasiro gaabwe oba Eby`Obuwaanga byaabwe obategeeza nga “UNESCO” bwelina okumala okusalawo.
Mu Ndagaano za Buganda zeyakola ne Government ya Uganda mulimu Akawayiro akagaamba nti Buganda bwenebaanga eyagala Okuzza Obumpya/Obujja eby`Obuwaanga byaayo ebiriba byononese elwensoonga ezitali zimu erina kumala kusabaanga Lukusa okuva Mubitongole Ebifuga eby`Obuwaagwa mu Nsi yonna?
Mw. J. B. Walusimbi, Olina Ensiko y`Essubi yonna – yonna jutukiridde mu Buganda nga wetaaga Essubi okuzzaawo Amasiro, nanyiniyo nakugaamba nti nze okukuwa Essubi lyaange netaaga Obuwuumbi/Obukadde bwa`Ssente bwebuti?
Neku`Mmuli bwootyo? oba Obuso, Obugoogwa, Emiti, Abakozi nebilara ebyetagisa mukuzzaawo Amasiro nobyanjula eri Obuganda nti Okusinziira kub`Essubi, ab`Emmuli, ab`Emiti, Abakozi and e.t.c Ssente zebansabye kyenvudde mbasaba muwe Mengo Ssente zino tuzzeewo Amasiro gaffe age`Kasubi agayokyebwa?
Mw. J. B. Walusimbi, nze Awandiika bino byosoma era n`Abanga bonna byebasoma, awamu n`Emikwaano ja Buganda nabo byebasoma, Ndi Musajja Muganda era ndi Musajja Mulangira, atalina kukubaganyaako bilowoozo, Abaganda n`Emikwaano ja Buganda kyebetaaga kiri Ekintu Kimu kyokka, Mengo ekeere ku Mankya elangirile nti Akuzaawo Amasiro tekyaali Nsoonga ya Mengo, eyo Ensoonga tujirekedde Abaganda awamu n`Emikwaano ja Buganda, Mmwe mwenyini mwekolemu Omulimu mulabe nga Amasiro gaffe gandawo nga bwegaali oba nokusiinga nga bwegaali. Ojjakulaba Omulimu nga bwegutaambula because kakati Mw. J. B. Walusimbi ofuse Abazimbi kyebayita Stubborning Block ebalemesa okukola Emirimu jaabwe obulungi nga bwekyetagisa.
Mw. J. B. Walusimbi, Ssebo Katikkiro wa`Buganda, nkakasa bulungi Nnyo nti walabye ekyabaddewo ku Katale ke`Nakasero Omuntu atategerekese bweyajjeeyo Bendera ya Buganda Waggulu nga agezaako okulaga obukyaayi nti tayagala Bendera ya Buganda kubeera nga Yewuuba mu Kifo ekyo. Abantu tebekozeemu Omulimu? Okukakkana nga Bendera teyewuuba,,,,, Oba ekyo basobodde okwekolamu Omulimu, olowooza nti Amasiro ago Ffe nga Abaganda awamu n`Emikwaano jaffe eja`Buganda ganatulema okuzzaawo? Please see this Link:zLZAqGJDYzg
Abantu mubawe Emireembe jaabwe bekolere ku Bintu byaabwe nga bwekyaali olubelyebelye, ekinabaanga kibalemeredde bwebanekubiraanga Omulanga jemuli munabayambaanga naye Ssebo Kati Egguudo mu Byaalo yonna zizise, Emigga gibotose tewali ayamba naye njagala Ombulire okuva edda nedda Bulungi bwa`Nsi ne Ggwaanga Mujje nga bikyakola Omulimu gwaabyo Egguudo, Matuubwe, Lwajjali, Ssezzibwa, Ggavu byaali tebinyirila?
Maliriza nga nkusaba Ssebo Katikkiro wa`Buganda, Omwaami J. B. Walusimbi, nti Abaganda, Mengo ebawe obuyinza okwekolera ku Nsoonga z`Ebyobuwaanga bwaabwe bazekolereko mungeri yeemu nga ba Jaajjabwe bwebazenyigirangamu nawe Emirimujo bwegijja okukwanguyira era wezimbire n`Erinya Edduungi eri Abaganda ne Buganda awmu n`Emikwaano ja Buganda.
Awangaale Ssabasajja Kabaka Mugulo Nnyoondo ne Nabagereka Agerekere Obuganda.
Nsigadde Mpitibwa,
Bazukulu Ba`Butanazziba Kasabbanda.
 
Kampala – Uganda
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BUGANDA CULTURAL SITES MUST BE LOOKED AFTER

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BUGANDA CULTURAL SITES MUST BE LOOKED AFTER

Kabaka Suuna II Tomb

Once again Mengo has a responsibility to be aware of its surroundings. They have the responsibility to mobilise, supervise and delegate activities within the Kingdom. IF Mengo fails to perform adequately, we shall continue to see shameful things involving the Kingdom. As you know, it is always a grown up bird to teach the young ones to fly. Baganda like any other communities need leaders to inspire them. Mengo should show that inspirations to its people.  Ssekabaka Kiwewa’s tomb at Masanafu: UNESCO wants the tomb  but it is in a sorry state covered with some funny cuttings of iron sheets.

Mengo should always check on the work of the lower chiefs; that way, they can monitor whatever is taking place to all the important sites like that of Kabaka Ssuna as well as other localities of the entire Kingdom. They can do better than what we see now. I do no believe that volunteering mean doing sub standard things! Doing the right thing depends on discipline, knowledge and order. As long as you instil those three factors to the work force, always motivation follows and the moment you achieve that anything is possible.

Leadership is not only about collecting money from people as away of repairing a tomb of that nature. Remember most of the materials required to give a new look for a tomb of that nature can be locally obtainable free of charge. Baganda for years have always done a lot of great things with out money. Good leadership skills are better than money. With no good leadership skills even money can be useless. It is always good to advise our leaders where it is due instead of appeasing them all the time.

Does the Buganda authority at Mengo want to tell us that the tomb of Kabaka Ssuna is in such a state because of money? And that it needs to burn Kasubi tombs to see the poor state of Kabaka Ssuna’s tomb and Kabaka Kiwewa’s tomb. For me as a munna buddu I doubt it.

Maybe the money for restoring Kasubi tombs will help to rehabilitate other cultural sites like the tombs of Kabaka Ssuna, Kabaka Kiwewa and many others. But next time our leaders should not wait for fires to destroy certain irreplaceable structures as away of rehabilitating the rest. Our grand parents never used money to build the tombs of Kabaka Ssuna.

Mulyazzawo

Petition the Government of Uganda to pay the US $9m due in rent to Buganda

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Petition the Government of Uganda to pay the US $9m due in rent to Buganda

Please sign the petition: Government of Uganda to pay the US$ 9m due
in rents to  Buganda Government:
The Link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/120180495

William Kituuka

FUNDRAISING FOR THE RESTORATION OF KASUBI TOMBS – NEW JERSEY- 4/10/2010

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To all Baganda and friends of Buganda

GGWANGA MUJJE NY/NJ!

CALL FOR ACTION!

WHAT: Fundraising for the restoration of Kasubi Tombs, the final resting place of Buganda kings since 1884. On the night of March 7, 2010, still unknown enemies of Buganda burnt the Kasubi Tombs to the ground.

For more information on Kasubi Tombs, visit:

www.kasubitombs.org.

WHEN: Saturday April 10, 2010

TIME: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: The American Legion Drive – Union Township

3 Bond Drive, Union NJ 07083

FREE ENTRY, FREE EATS, FREE DRINKS

WHY: Ssabasajja Kabaka, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and all the people of Buganda look up to us to play our part towards restoring this great symbol of Baganda culture.

CONTRIBUTIONS AND MAILING ADDRESS: For those who can’t come due to an earlier commitment, but can contribute we say “Thanks”.  We will ensure that all fund-raising activities are well coordinated and all contributions are accounted for and transferred transparently to the Bank account designated for the Kasubi tombs restoration. 100% of all money raised will go to the Project of the Kasubi restoration and all participants will be updated with the fundraising activities’ status.  Please consider making a donation through Ggwangamujje NY/NJ Inc. (IRS Exempt Federal Income Tax Organization under the IRS code section 501 (c) (3)). Send your check under the name of Ggwangamujje NY/NJ Inc. earmarked for the restoration of Kasubi Tombs to the Treasurer’s Attn, Anne Mary Lule-Musoke,CPA
44 SAWGRASS DRIVE, WESTAMPTON, NJ 08060 

WHO: You. COME ONE COME ALL!

Awangaale Ssabasajja Kabaka ne Nnabagereka!

J. Sekamwa

Publicity Secretary

Ggwanga Mujje, NY/NJ

Cell: 908-3975848

For more information, please contact the committee members:

Sully Bunkeddeko                                               917-846-0922

Ggwangamujje NY/NJ, Chairman

Jackie Mirembe                                                   908-296-8540

Ggwangamujje Director

Wycliffe Lule-Musoke                                         908-591-9965

Ssabasajja Kabaka’s Representative

Christine Yawe                                                   609-903-8727

Leonard Muwonge Mukasa                               908-797-9719

Joseph Senyonjo                                               646-821-6849

Tamale Mirundi is the perfect match for Nambooze, Lukwago, Segona and Nsambu

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To all Ugandans-at-Heart:

I am a Ugandan hailing from Eastern Uganda. My granfather was born in a family of 8 boys and all his other seven brothers converted to Buganda and even their grand children today are Baganda in the Fumbe Clan. I do not clearly know why my grandfather in particular refused the conversion upon migrating to Kyagwe.

However, as we grew up, he told us that he enjoyed warm relations with the people of Buganda and as such I find myself knowing more about Buganda tradition that my tribe’s tradition. I support each and every other cause that unites the people of Uganda.

However, as a member of Democratic Party, I am rather disappointed with our party members who have chosen to mix politics with culture. I am of the view that people like Nambooze, Sebaana Kizito, Erias Lukwago should steer clear of Mengo and the same should apply to Nsubuga Nsambu, Husein Kyanjo,Semujju Nganda and all other partisan politicians.

I believe that for us who want to support Buganda in its quest for Federo will continue to find it hard to defend its arguments when it is clear that the Mengo Establishment has been eaten up by clear partisan politicians.

For God’s sake, the reason we continue to demonise Tamale Mirundi is because he tries to bring out the distinction between the Kabaka (who is non-partisan) and the Mengo Establishment which has taken to Partisan Politics.

My prayer would be for the Kabaka to sweep out all partisan politicians from Mengo and let them to come to us in Politics in their respective Parties and then the Katikiro(Eng. Walusimbi is not known to be a partisan politician of any Party) can assemble a neutral team to advance and advocate for Buganda interests.

Demonising Joseph Tamale Mirundi will not deliver Federo. Why do we demonise Tamale Mirundi when Peter Mulira and Gilbert Bukenya continuously carry the same message though delivered with a different tone. The tone differs because Tamale Mirundi is a villager living beyond his dreams, Bukenya is a professor of Medicine and Peter Mulira grew up in a decent Family and has attained ivy league Education.

I think we need to bring that into perspective and excuse Tamale Mirundi  and leave him as he is. Museveni is a master at this game and he believes in the old adage that set a thief to catch a thief that is why he chooses to use Tamale Mirundi at a time when Mengo is using Mirundi’s class of Nambooze, Segoona and Lukwago.

It would have been a different story if Mengo had been using people like  Prof. Frederick Ssempebwa to advance its cause. This also agrees with Solomon’s proverb that give a foolish answer to a foolish question. When Mengo sets the stage professionally, Museveni will be challenged to match the standard and issues will be discussed.

Segoona Lukwago, Nambooze Nsambu and Mirundi may differ in age and may hail from different parts of the Kingdom, but they are the images of one character and therefore must be dumped by their bosses because their rhetoric is toxic and intolerant.

Thank you! Ssabasajja Awangale.

RONALD LEONARD EGESA

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

Buganda Mourns Kasubi Tombs on Friday,26th March 2009

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Gano ge mampimpi ku bibadde e Nnabulagala.

Okusaba mu Masiro nga 26/03/2010
Mu bufunze omuwandiisi by’alabye:
7:30 a.m.              Okutandika olugendo ng’omuwandiisi agoberera ekkubo omuyisibwa Bassekabaka nga batwalibwa okugalamizibwa e Nnabulagala. Olukubakuba lutandika okufuuyirira.
8:00 a.m.              Omuwandiisi atuuka ku Masiro, asimba mu nnyiriri.
8:15 a.m.              Nalinnya Sarah Kagere ne bba batuuka mu Masiro
8:35 a.m.              Omuwandiisi ayingira mu Masiro. Olukubakuba lukya.
9:38 a.m.              Omutaka Nakirembeka atuuka mu Masiro
9:50 a.m.              Katikkiro J.B. Walusimbi atuuka mu Masiro. Bakatikkiro abaawummula Joseph Mulwanyammuli Ssemwogerere, Mayanja Nkangi ne Dan Muliika nabo balangirirwa nga bwe batuuse mu Masiro.
9:51 a.m.              Supreme Mufti Zubair Kayongo atuuka mu Masiro.
10:10 a.m.           Ssabasumba Cypriano Kizito Lwanga atuuka mu Masiro nga awerekerwako Omusumba Mathias Ssekamanya ow’e Lugazi n’Omusumba Dr. Anthony Zziwa ow’e Kiyinda Mityana.
10:25 a.m.           Omusumba wa Seventh Day Adventist atuuka mu Masiro.
10:30 a.m.           Ssaabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II atuuka mu Masiro. Akubirwa emizira egy’amaanyi. Emikolo egikolebwa nga Ssaabasajja atuuse mu Masiro gikolebwa. Agenda okulamusa ku Bannamasole, Abalangira n’Abambejja, Bannaddiini n’Omulangira w’e Nkole, Prince John Barigye.
10:34 a.m.           Oluyimba lwa Buganda Ekitiibwa kya Buganda luyimbibwa. (Olwa Uganda abantu baalugaanyi okuluyimba. Kalabaalaba w’omukolo alangirira nga omukulembeze wa DP, Norbert Mao, n’owa UPC, Olara Otunnu, bwe batalutumidde mwana. Abantu bakubira Norbert Mao emizira kyokka bawogganira waggulu nti Otunnu ne UPC tebabyetaaga.

10:43 a.m.           Kalabaalaba w’omukolo ategeeza Ssabasajja nti musajja we omuyimbi Ronald Mayinja waali nnyo era agenda okumuyimbira oluyimba Landlord. Abantu bakuba emizira era Ronald Mayinja atandika okulya mu ndago. Abantu bonna ekinyegenyege kibakwata era bayimbira wamu ne Mayinja.
10:55 a.m.           Okusaba kutandika nga Chaplain wa Makerere University, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Ssemusu asaba essaala ey’okwegayirira Mukama mu Luganda ne mu Lungereza.
11:00 a.m.           Ssabasumba Cypriano Kizito Lwanga ayigiriza
11:05 a.m.           Sheikh Ssebulime asoma essaala ku lw’Abayisiraamu.
11:10 a.m.           Supreme Mufti Zubair Kayongo ayigiriza. Anokolayo obugambo obugamba nti Katonda yatonda amagye ag’enjawulo. Waliwo ag’omu Ggulu, Ye Kayongo gaatajja kwogerako, ne ag’omunsi. Mu g’omu nsi waliwo aganyoomebwa kyokka nga gadoobya abantu, okugeza nga ensiri. Ensi yonna n’okutuusa ku ssaawa ya leero ekyalwana n’omusujja gw’ensiri. Wano kwe kubuuza nti: omuntu ayinza atya okulowooza nti nno anaasobola okulwanyisa omwoyo ogwagala ekintu ng’Obwakabaka? Obwakabaka bwa Buganda Katonda yabuteekawo ng’ekisiikirize Abaganda mwe bawummulira okusobola okufuna emirembe. Abantu bonna bakuba emizira egy’amaanyi.
11:15 a.m.           Omulabirizi w’e Mityana eyawummula, Dr. Dunstan Bukenya asoma Zabbuli ya Dawudi eya 121.
11:20 a.m.           Omulabirizi w’e Namirembe Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira abuulira. Anokolayo obugambo obugamba nti Mukama eyatonda Buganda n’atuteekamu Abaganda omwoyo ogwo ogwa Buganda ogutafa, y’omu Buganda gw’esaanye okwesiga kubanga Ye Mukama y’omu agenda okugiyimirizaawo okutuusa enkomerero y’ensi lw’erituuka. Abuulira abantu nti nno Mukama amanyi bulungi oyo eyayokerera Amasiro gaffe, kyokka amazima galitufuula ab’eddembe era kyalibadde kirungi mu kiseera kino eky’ekisiibo omuntu oyo eyayokya amasiro okwenenya.
11:27 a.m.           Omusumba w’Abasodokisi Rev. Fr. Stanislaus Kasule asoma ekitundu okuva mu Yokana 1 n’okutandikira ku lunyiriri olw’olubereberye.
11:30 a.m.           Ssabasumba w’Abasodokisi Metropolitan Yonah Lwanga ayigiriza, kyokka abatabuzitabuzi bakutula waya z’emizindaalo ezimu nga beeyamba obusindikagano obw’ekyana ekito era ebigambo bye ebimu tebiwulirwa. Okusaba kuyimiriramu okumala akabanga.
11:34 a.m.           Emizindaalo egimu gizzibwako era Metropolitan Yonah Lwanga amaliriza okuyigiriza kwe.
11:42 a.m.           Ssabasumba Cypriano Lwanga ayitibwa okukomekkereza okusaba era awerekerwako abasumba Mathias Ssekamanya ow’e Lugazi, Paulo Ssemwogerere ow’e Luwero Kasana ne Dr. Anthony Zziwa ow’e Kiyinda Mityana. Mu bugambo bwe obuwuumbawuumba okusaba anokolayo Nabbi Nekkemeya (Nehemiah) eyaliwo emya 585 nga Kristo tannaba kuzaalibwa. Nabbi ono yatunuulira ekibuga Yerusaalemi (Yerushalayim) ekyali kyokeddwa abalabe ba Yisirayiri kyokka n’akumaakuma mu Bayudaaya obutaterebuka. Yeeyamba empagi ttaano ez’okuzzaawo Yerusalemi;
–          Okwegayirira Mukama
–          Obutaterebuka wabula okunywerera ku Katonda waabwe
–          Okusabanga bulijjo
–          Okuddamu okuzimba ekibuga
–          Oku

11:45 a.m.           Ssabasumba Cypriano Lwanga Agaba Omukisa mu linnya lya Patri, ne Mwana ne Mwoyo Omutukirivu.
Kalabaalaba w’omukolo alangirira nga Ssabasajja bw’agenda okwogera eri Obuganda. Abantu bakuba emizira era Kalabaalaba asaba Obuganda bwefuge Bbeene asobole okwogera.  Oluvannyuma lw’akabanga abantu basabibwa okuwa Bannaddiini ekkubo basobole okufuluma Embuga. Kitegeerekeka nti nno Ssabasajja asiimye obutayogera eri Obuganda oluvannyuma lwa Kimese okukitegeerako nti nno abalabe ba Buganda baasindise Abacuba okutabulatabula omukolo era nga be basongeddwamu olunwe ku gw’okudobonkanya emizindaalo n’entimbe (screens) ezaabadde zitegekeddwa ebweru ku Muzigiti okuyamba nnasiisi w’omuntu ataasobodde kuyingira mu Masiro ng’ebifo biweddemu. (Kiteeberezebwa nti abantu abeeyiye e Nnabulagala bakunukkirizza wakati w’obusiriivu omunaana n’akakadde akalamba!)
11:48 a.m.           Kirangirirwa mu butongole abantu bonna okwesumulula amafuvu era n’obutafuluma Masiro n’amafuvu. Okukungubaga kw’Abaganda mu Buganda ne mu nsi yonna kulangiriwa nti kukomye.
11:50 a.m.           Omukolo ogw’okusaba guggalibwawo mu butongole. Abantu abayagala bagenda okubuuza n’okukubagiza ku bazaana ba Bassekabaka abagalamidde e Nnabulagala.
Effujjo mu Masiro
Kyategeerekeseeko nti waliwo abantu abatayagaliza Buganda mirembe n’essanyu abaapangisizza abacuba okusobola okutabulatabula omukolo. Mu bikolwa eby’okutabulatabula omukolo mwe mubadde:
–          Okuleetawo akakyankalano akateetagisa nga abavubuka bano baleekanira abantu ababadde bayimiridde mu maaso ku bukomera obw’ebyuma batuule wansi mbu nabo abali emabega basobole okulaba. Wano tusaanye tukitegeere nti nno tewabadde wakutuula okujjako okutuula mu ttaka so ate ng’olukubakuba lubadde lufuuyiridde! Abavubuka bano bavudde emabega nga bwe bawaguza okutuuka ku kakomera akaabadde katekeddwawo okutuusa abantu ababadde mu maaso bwe beekyaye ne babasegulira, olwo akakyankalano ne kakoma.
–          Okulinnya ku nju ezisangibwa mu Masiro! Obwedda abavubuka bano bagera ekiseera ne baleekanira waggulu. Balinnye n’emiti egisangibwa munda mu Masiro ng’eno bwe banyeenya amatabi kumpi kugawogola!
–          Okukasuka obutebe obw’amasanda (plastic) nga babuggya mu weema eyabadde etuziddwamu bannaddiini nga babukasuka emabega kimugunyu.
–          Okukasuka amafuvu ge babadde baziinze ng’emipiira mu bantu ababadde batudde mu maaso. Omuwandiisi olw’obusungu aboggoledde abamubadde okumpi nga bw’abajjukiza nti Amasiro nalwo Lubiri era basaanye okugawa ekitiibwa. Abavubuka bakkakkanye era ekikolwa kino eky’ekivve ne kikoma mu kifo awo omuwandiisi w’abadde atudde.
–          Okuleetawo okusindikagana okugenderere ng’abantu bafuluma Amasiro. Waliwo abantu abazirise n’abalala ne balinnyibwa kumpi kufa. Obwana obumu bubuliddwako bakadde baabwo mu kusindikagana kuno okukoleddwa akagenderere.
–          Okusala ensawo. Waliwo akwatiddwa

–          Okusaalimbira mu nsuku z’Amasiro.
Abakozi b’effujjo bano abamu babadde mu bu T-shirt obuddugavu obwakubiddwako ekifaananyi kya Bbeene ng’atudde ku Nnamulondo. Mmengo ebadde terina ky’emanyi ku kikoosi ky’abantu abo bu T-shirt buno era eyo y’engeri gye kitegeerekese nti abantu bano babadde baweendule.
Ng’ebyo biteereddwa ku mabbali, omukolo gubadde gulaga ensi nti Obuganda bukyawagira Obwakabaka era buli mabega wa Ssaabasajja.

Awangaale Ssabasajja

Omuwandiisi

Possible fundraising methods for Buganda Kingdom

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submitted by William Kituuka

Members,

To those who are Baganda and those who sympathize with the Buganda Kingdom, You will all agree with me that there is a deliberate move to weaken the Buganda kingdom financially, lender it incapable of solving any social problems affecting the subjects, create room for the kingdom to be mocked by the likes of Mulindwa and hence create a dependence syndrome which will lead to the collapse of the Kingdom.

The leadership in Mengo has tried to raise funds, come up with ideas but in all cases the sources are blocked by Buganda’s enemies. The closure of cbs, the new land law, the burning of Kasubi tombs etc are all clear manifestation that the hopes to stabilize income for the kingdom are minimal.

By opening an account in the bank on which to deposit money, the Mengo leadership is trying to minimize funds mismanagement and to ensure that the accountability is easy. However, the method only considers those who can afford to go to the bank and eliminates those with small donations, those with no time to reach the bank and those who prefer quick processes.

In this modern  society, even fund raising should go modern so that we utilize the new technology to avoid the inconveniences of envious people who hate to see Buganda Kingdom developing.

The first step should be to raise funds by using an sms. It is a matter of negotiating with the mobile phone network providers and sign a partnership contract where each sms will deduct a certain amount of money and at the end of the day, the money shall be shared between the company and Buganda Kingdom. This system can work in such a way that all sms can be channeled to the Kingdom site for viewing and accountability. In this approach, people of all walks can fund raise starting with UGX 500.

The second idea is  to set up a Buganda kingdom fund raising day where on such a day, all Baganda and their friends should reflect seriously on their Kingdom and atleast prepare to donate to the kingdom. I believe that on that day alone, the kingdom would raise more than 1 billion shillings.

Finally, Buganda kingdom should use all kingdom functions to raise funds. For example the week of mourning for Kasubi tombs should be used to sell off special fund raising certificates etc

Jude Mayanja

Museveni Burned Tombs/ 7 points why he is the chief suspect

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Given the history of m7 and how he operates in such suspiscious circumstances, m7 comes as number one suspect on my list, here are the reasons why
1. During Idi Amin’s regime it has been found out that it was m7 and his fronasa that killed/kidnapped innocent people in Uganda and the blame rested on Amin, example, investigate who sent weapons to Janan Luwum’s house, it is believed that it was fronasa headed by m7 and the person who wrote to Ben Kiwanuka thanking him of his support for the struggle, that later ousted Amin from power; knowing very well that State resaerch bureau boys were reading those letters.
2. During Obote’s regime, m7 was the leader group of those boys in the white Leyland bus, a.k.a mpawo atalikaaba, that terrorised people in Natete, Rubaga and Kampala suburbs at large and during those times Obote was blamed for the bus that killed people, guess who was the minister of Defence and those boys are alive and well in UPDF “professional army today”.
3.  When Luwero came around it is also believed that, the kadogos were woed into the war by circumstances that arose in the death of their loved ones, some known NRA bayekera, came and killed the head of the family and in few minutes after the tragedy, the NRA soldiers arrived on scene out of nowhere with deep sympathy & advice; it was a public secret that those areas were condoned off by m7’s army and no UNLF could pass.
Now where did the UNLF pass?, leave alone escape back to Kampala unheart? Guess what all the remaining young boys and girls automatically enrolled themselves in the guerilla war fight. What would you have done if it was you that lost your relative under such obvious circumstances? It was known that the NRA boys removed the UNLF uniforms and put on rags in just a few minutes and were so involved with the mourners and forces grew in numbers with this rotten foundation.
4. It was later found out by the kadogos who had long enrolled in the ranks of the guerilla warfare thinking it was UNLF soldiers who had killed their parents when they were sent on the same mission in those new UNLF uniforms that were supplied by insiders who are wel known in m7’s govt today, and with time some of them kadogos had a chance to see eye to eye the real culprits who did the real killings of their parents in the camps of nra, what a shame. Those who tried to confront the the killers among the kadogos many of them never saw the light of day shortly before Kampala fell to the now dictator. Ask about the Kakumbi ku mutwe squad during those days.
5. m7 has seen or masterminded the killings of many of his soldiers in his own govt after 1986 and before who he could have been ashamed not to harm, “A father preying on his own children” people like the late Nkwanga, Kayira, up to now no guinuine report of how he was killed is available to the public, his own like Noble Mayombo and Kazini have died thru dubious circumstances and so many that you may know that may be others dont know, on all those occasions m7 has not been welcomed to the say the last words as he is believed to know more that what others know of these deaths.
6.Given m7’s unstable IQ, I would bet you that they are so many orportunities on m7’s radar, that may have led him to okay the (Operation Burn Kasubi Tombs); to test waters, test the Kabaka, or gain an orportunity to restore the tombs while giving with one hand and taking away with another, he closed CBS radio denied the Kabaka to visit his subjects, it is now so wiered for him to cry crocodile tears when tombs of the Kabaka catch fire.
it is equated to a hyna mourning the cow/ paying homage to the calf when the mother cow dies on the village as if the hyena is not overjoyed- for it will be hiding in the nearby bush to eat of the remains of the cow. m7 had a lot to gain so he thought in the burning of the Kasubi tombs, as if he was waiting like a hunter in the nearby bushes having used the nooze of a banana fiber (Eyatega omutego ogw’ekyayi) that when he heard that the noose had caught something he rushed to the scene to capture the occasion before it slipped away as if it was on his schedule, as if he had no other things to do and appear where he was most un-welcome.
7. In all circumstances that m7 has been involved he will come back to try to make things right where he feels that his empty integrity has been jeopardized. And where he feels that his security is not compromised m7 will show up even if it means to kill and not be killed, M7 now employs Ben Kiwanuka’s son as a junior minister, Employs Amin’s son in ISO, Employs Tito Okello’s son, applying the predictable tricks of a criminal who returns to the scene of crime in a sophisticated way, these are acts of a sick man, m7 has given kitu kidogo to the kadogos whose parents died under the circumstances noted point number 3 as above.
Conclusion;
And therefore there was no pressing need nor reason as to why m7 had to show up forcefully and so quickly as lightening at the Kasubi tombs despite Mengo’s advice for m7 not to come to the grieving site, there were already symptoms that people were going to be shot thats why, the tombs were surrounded and deployed with so many security operatives with pistols and plain clothe an act that was un-called for, the tombs simply burned as m7 himself wants the masses to believe and people were gathered to mourn the incident, no guns were needed to facilitate the mourning process.
And then why did m7 appear as if he was the saviour of the day?. People who were by default in the vicinity when the fire incident happened said the blue shirted boys were already deployed in the area, the question is what other tragedy was going to happen or happened above the Kasubi tombs if it was not the burning of the tombs itself and may be to secure the gate-away of the numberless pickup truck that was seen fleeing the scene soon after the fire gutted the tombs?
The Kabaka’s schedule had to be interfered by m7, yet the Kabaka was the main mouner, in BUGANDA IT WAS THE MOURNERS WHO WELCOME THE SYMPATHISERS NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND, BUT THIS TIME, it was m7 who almost welcomed the chief mourner the Kabaka of Buganda, unless of course m7 had so  much to do with the burning of the tombs and had come back to the scene of crime as many profiled criminals do.
m7 has meddled into many people’s affairs; bribed many people’s families who he is widely believed to have been the cause of death; promised to take care of them to ease the tensions and may be others think that he had nothing to do with it; and people say m7 bought a house for the widow of the late Kayira in Boston USA, thats why she is saying nothing about it, m7 has promised to take care of Noble Mayombo and Kazini’s family, m7 is now the Godfather of the young King of Toro whose father may have been poisoned.
When he does that he has binocuolars all over you and has access to you whenever he wants since you come to him he can come to you in any way he chooses, if you fall in his trick you might as well join your fore fathers; in other words your days are numbered by him and his security dogs. Just watch m7 and see where he interferes with what happened.
The trend is he has something to do with it and now he forced his way to the Tombs promised to investigate like in Kayira’s case he brought the scotland yard and fingures pointed to him and since refused to release the report that most probably has his finger prints everywhere. He wants the Kabaka cornered, and binocuolars all over him as he pushes his way to secure all ways to compromise on the Kabaka’s strengh before things turn around and set him on the run..
What happened at Kasubi Tombs did not call for m7’s presence at all, it had nothing to do with him excpet to follow his norms of making things right where he knows that he is highly involved; m7 gave away his position as the the one who burned the tombs.
MAYIKO MAKULA

Museveni’s army displays its thuggery at Kasubi tombs

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The People’s army – Kasiita twebbaka kutulo.





People take cover at the Kasubi Tombs after the military started shooting to disperse people who had gathered at the cultural site on Wednesday. Behind is what remains of the main section that housed the mausoleums of the four kings of Buganda. Photo by Stephen Otage

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Riot  police approach Baganda near the tombs

Aftermath of fire at site of the Kasubi  tombs

An eye witness describes what he saw at Kasubi before the fire

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1. Salutations to the Kabaka for showing his HUMAN side and for joining his subjects in grieving this desecration, once again, of his fore-father’s Kingdom. Not only is Buganda with you but Uganda too and the World [through UNESCO that has recognised this structure like it did Babylon, the Pyramids of ancient Egypt, etc].

2. Distribution of Mausoleums in ancient Buganda: It is noteworthy that, in all the planning, the post-modern Buganda is not cleverer than the ancestors – otherwise, yester night’s damage would have been worse still with the remains of ALL the former Buganda Kings perishing together. ONLY 4 HAVE been affected now but it could have been worse. How??

3. Before 1882 when this mausoleum was built by Mutesa the 1st, as his final resting place [not unlike his pyramid {a “masilo” structure in Ganda architecture is an inverted conical ‘pyramid’}, BUGANDA KINGS CHOSE THEIR FUTUTURE MAUSOLEA in advance, in different locations (most find themselves in Busiro province]. That is why Kintu’s mausoleum today is his and his alone. That of Kimera is his and his alone. That of Chwa the 1st is his and his alone. In other words, all the former Kings of Buganda have a mausoleum each to himself except the last four [Mutesa I, Mwanga,  Chwa II and Mutesa II, who, together, rest at Kasubi].

4. The adoption of the practice of the kings sharing a mausoleum seems to have been taken up when foreigners and western civilisation set foot on Buganda soil. Otherwise, we would now only be crying for the desecration of 1 grave, not of 4, if this practice of former kings sharing resting places had not been adopted 128 years ago.

5. Way forward: No evil action can diminish the resolve of the people of Buganda to preserve their heritage, even with such a devastating blow as the great evil fire of the night of 16th March, 2010. Of course artifacts like the gifts Queen Victoria to the Kabaka of Buganda, Mutesa-I’s pet leopard (till yesterday, stuffed but standing}, the first mirrors and European-style carpentry chairs in the country, the personal spears and other weapons of each of the 4 Kabaka’s, etc, etc are gone. The spirit of the Baganda remains though and cannot be diminished through intimidation or otherwise. 2 lives lost but how many have been lost before? The Kings’ bodies must have survived, of course and will be re-interned after the restoration that is already underway [the gathering of materials like poles and special reeds started being gathered already today 17th March].

6. Once gain, salutations to H.H. the Kabaka of Buganda for showing the magnanimity and human side that many would shy away from exhibiting. You are great modern King. March on Buganda. You recovered from at least one such affront before. You will certainly recover from this too, with all well-meaning Ugandans by your side.

Meanwhile, an eyewitness colleague described a scene in front of his house to me, [at 9th AM [E.A.T] in Kampala], as witnessed from the veranda of his house at around 9:00 PM, the evening of the 16th of March:

‘I was sitting at the veranda of my house with my brother, about 300 metres from the junction in front of the Kasubi Mausoleum. Suddenly, a grey Prado, with no number-plate comes screeching to a halt, chased by a ‘bunch’ of boda-boda [motor-cycle-taxi] riders who are shouting, “wuuyo ayokez’ amasiro” {there is the man who has burnt the mausoleum”}.The vehicle stops and a man with a “bastola” [Luganda for ‘pistol’] comes out, pointing it at the nearest rider. The foremost rider backs into the metal gate of our courtyard, which open ajar, violently. The others fall in a heap over him. The pistol man re-enters the Prado as a taxi from the “Masiro” side too, gives chase towards Namungoona suburb..”

Different witnesses have recounted the same incident and the tabloids have picked it up.

Conclusion: No-one can convince anybody that a 130 year old structure, with no electric power wiring, with no people sleeping inside, with not kitchen within the 30-50 metres distance around, inside a fence, could catch fire by accident. The case for arson is simply too strong to be dismissed just like that.

The mother of all questions remains: Why? Why? Why? Why attack such an inanimate structure that, like a sleeping baby, cannot defend itself? Why? Why? and Why?

Christopher Muwanga,

Nakasero, Kampala.

18.3.2010.

Buganda’s royal tombs in Kasubi burnt

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Kasubi Tombs before

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Inside the Royal Tombs before fire

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Tombs in Kasubi burnt
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In the morning

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The future is bleak

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Graves of the kings

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Kabaka Mutebi visit sight

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Here is our Kabaka at the scene with tears almost coming out:

Eyewitnesses said the fire started from behind the huts. The main hut was completely destroyed as the surging crowd wailed in disbelief, hampering further the Police efforts to stop the inferno from spreading.

The Police said they could not tell the extent of the damage to the world famous heritage site since they were unable to access it, but it was clear that the huts were reduced to ash.

Situated on a hill within Kampala, the site is an active religious place in Buganda Kingdom.

As a burial ground for four kings, it is a religious centre for the royal family, a place where the Kabaka and his representatives frequently carry out important rituals.

It is also an outstanding example of traditional Ganda architecture and an exceptional testimony of the living Ganda traditions.

For Uganda, the site represents an important symbol of its history and culture. The tombs were listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001.

The Baganda date their political civilisation back to the 13th Century AD. Their first Kabaka was Kintu. He is said to have come with his wife Nambi, whose hand he won by performing heroic deeds at the command of her father Gulu.

The first Kabaka to be buried at Kasubi tombs was Muteesa I, the 35th king.
Buganda’s kings built their palaces on strategic hills to control the major roads to the palace and find easy ways to escape in case of an invasion or rebellion.

Each Kabaka was buried at a separate site in a royal shrine to house his jaw bone, which was believed to contain his spirit.

Muteesa 1 was born around 1835 and was crowned in 1856. He established his palace at Kasubi in 1882, as did his father, Kabaka Suuna 11.

His son Daudi Chwa succeeded him in 1897. Chwa died in 1939 and he was also buried at Kasubi Tombs with his two predecessors.

Chwa was succeeded by his son Edward Muteesa 11. When Uganda attained independence from the British on October 9, 1962, Muteesa II became the constitutional president of Uganda.

However, Apollo Milton Obote stormed his palaces in May 1966 and forced him into exile in England. He died in 1969 in London and his remains were brought back and buried at Kasubi in 1971.

It is not known how the tombs will be rebuilt following the fire last night.

The Police were alerted about the fire at 8:50pm. However, attempts by the fire brigade to reach the site were hampered by a riotous crowd.

“We could not access the scene because of the rioters, so we could not save the tombs,” Simon Musoke, the chief fire officer, explained.
Musoke said three fire trucks were damaged and a fire fighter injured by the rioters.

Details about the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage were scanty.

Last evening, at least two military mambas were seen heading to the site.

Reported by Caroline Batenga, Steven Candia and Raymond Baguma
New Vision 17/3/2010.

Government should set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the flames at Kasubi Tombs

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Kasubu tomba torched on 16/03/10 around 21:00

Uganda has  about 357 sites and monuments that  have been identified and documented as part of Uganda’s cultural heritage. The areas included in the world heritage list are the Kasubi tombs, Bwindi national park and Rwenzori Mountain and national park. However, Uganda has several other cultural heritage sites found in all regions of the country some of which have been documented.  Supposedly the sites are in the custody of the Royal Family and it is tasked with protecting them and also supported by UNESCO, how adequate are the resources, we are yet to know.

The Kasubi tombs hill is divided into three main areas: the main tomb area located at the western end of the site, an area containing buildings and graveyards located behind the tombs, and a large area on the eastern side of the site used primarily for agricultural purposes

The entrance to the site is a beautifully built gatehouse called Bujjabukula. According to Ganda tradition, the guards who control access to the site hide behind a see-through woven reed screen, to keep watch round the clock in order to control access. This gatehouse was constructed using wooden columns supporting a thatched roof, with walls made of woven reeds. The Bujjabukula leads to a small courtyard which contains a circular house in which the royal drums are kept, the Ndoga-Obukaba.

Submitted by William Kituuka

Before we throw bricks at anyone or jump to conclusions, I think it is better to gather the facts as they come in and if arsonist(s) had hand in this monumental loss, then it must be the priority of the government to find them and  bring them  to book.   It may well have been purely an accident but too soon to tell and an independent commission of inquiry into the incident will not be far fetched.

Edriss Kironde

UAH forumist/NRM

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