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IS THE “NAMASOLE” ALWAYS THE KABAKA’S BIOLOGICAL MOTHER?

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I am seeing vials of wrath being emptied on Sarah Namasole Natolo.  Some have dismissed her as “Butabika”, others like Mr Kyijomanyi have advised the pressmen that reported the intra-Mengo wrangles over land to go to Namirembe where Irene Druscilla Namaganda, Kabaka Mutesa II’s mother was burried.

The problem here seems to be mixing up the biological mother of the Kabaka with the office of the Namasole.  In fact, Irene Druscilla Namaganda was not the Namasole.  Was she?

1/4 In other words, you have corrected the wrong impression created by some forumists that “Namasole = Kabaka’s biological mother”. That fallacy is being thrown up by those that want to silence Sarah Namasole Natolo regarding her recent complaints on land.

2/4 For Irene Druscilla Namaganda, we need to remind ourselves of the events that followed 1939, the year when Kabaka Chua died.  The queen sought to remarry and that caused a serious storm in Mengo (equalled only by claims that Kabaka Chua had fathered a certain gentleman called Idi Amin, resulting in the breakdown of the marriage between Amin’s parents).

3/4 Irene Druscilla Namaganda as queen was not supposed to remarry because the Kabaka could not call another man (especially a mukopi) his father.  It was also deemed to be a taboo for the kabaka to have brothers who were not of the royal lineage which would tend to confuse future successions..you know the saying that “Kabaka taddwaako mukopi” – (Kabaka cannot have a commoner for a sibling).

4/4 Mutesa II was the first king to compromise on that custom.  He allowed his mother to remarry, and still there was considerable uproar in the kingdom. To quell this uproar, the official duties of the Namasole were transferred from Lady Namaganda to her older sister, Perepetwa Nnaabaweesi.  In other words, Lady Namaganda eventually lost the Namasoleship, and not because she died, but because she remarried.

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Otto Patrick

sucession of the Kabaka

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I would like to clarify something about the succession of a Kabaka of Buganda. No Kabaka has ever come from the Balangira clan. The Balangira clan is not composed of “Abalangira ba Mujaguzo” (the sons of a Kabaka) or “Abalangira ba Kanabba” (the sons of a prince). Because these princes are potentially in line to the throne, they all belong to the clans of their mothers. Hence, Daudi Chwa belonged to the Engabi clan while his son Edward Mutesa belonged to the Ente clan.

The reason for this was so that no one clan could monopolise the position of Kabaka. The saying that “Ebukojja teva wa lubu lwo” strictly relates to us “Abakopi” and never to the above two classes of Abalangira. The order followed in choosing a Kabaka starts from among the “Abalangira ba Mujaguzo.” If nobody qualifies, then the order goes to “Abalangira ba Kanabba.” Two of the main qualifications for any prince before he can become Kabaka are (1) that prince must be born in Buganda (more like an American President must be born in America). Fyi, Mutebi’s mother had to be rushed to Kampala although she conceived in Europe during Mutesa’s first exile; (2) the mother must have a Muganda father. This means that that mother will, in effect, have a Kiganda clan.

Finally, “Abalangira ba Kanabba” must have a Kabaka as a grandfather. This limits the extent of this class of princes.
Yusuf Musoke

Obudde mu lulimi Oluganda

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Mukama Katonda tulina okumwebaza ennyo olw’okuwa bajjajjaffe amagezi ag’ekika ekyawaggulu nebasobola okutukolera Enkuluze (Dictionary) mu lulimi lwaffe oluzaaliranwa.

Waliwo amawanga mangi agatalina mannya ga biseera mu nnimi zaabwe enzaliranwa, ate Abaganda abamu nabo tebaafuna kakisa okumanya amannya g’ebiseera nga bwe biyitibwa mu Luganda. Kati nno y’emboozi eri mu ddiiro.

Year – Omwaka, kino kigambo kya Luswayiri naye mu Luganda olwaffe lwennyini omwaka tuguyita – Ddaaza

Month – Mwezi, kino kigambo kya Luswayiri naye mu Luganda olwaffe lwennyini omwezi tuguyita – Zzooba

Week – Ssabbiiti/wiiki, bino bigambo bigwira, mu Luganda olutuufu ennaku omusaanvu tuziyita – Ddimaansi

Date – Ennaku z’omwezi, bino nabyo bigambo bigwira, mu Luganda tugamba nti – Enzingu e.g. 11th Nov – ng’enzingu kkumi nalumu mu zzooba erya Museenene

1. January – Gatonnya

Mu biro eby’edda ezzooba lino lyabanga lya kyengera, era ng’amatooke geengerera nnyo mu nsuku. Abaganda baagambanga nti: Owange, amatooke mayitirivu obungi, gano gatonnya butonnyi!

2. February – Mukutulansanja

Mu kiseera kino mu Buganda, ng’essaanja liggwera ddala mu nsuku, anti olw’omusana ogwayakanga okwekutula okuviira ddala mu Ntenvu (December) okumalako Gatonnya! Abaganda kyebaavanga boogera nti, guno omusana Mukutulansanja!

3. March – Mugulansigo

Mu kiseera kino, Abaganda mwe baateekerateekeranga ennimiro n’okunoonya ensigo ez’okusiga ng’eddaaza likkiridde. Bajjajjaffe nebasalawo ekiseera kino okukituuma Mugulansigo.

4. April – Kafumulampawu

Mu kiseera kino enswa Empawu mwezibuukira nezefuumuula okukamala. Era ekiseera kino kye kiva kiyitibwa ekya Kafumulampawu!

5. May – Muzigo

Mu kiseera kino enkuba etonnya nnyo (Enkuba eya Ttoggo) kale ebirime nebigingimuka nnyo era nebibala emmere nebikatagga. Ate ebisolo ebizaalibwa mu kiseera kino, naddala enkoko, tebitera kukula olw’obutiti obuyitirivu. Kale bajjajjaffe nebasalawo ekiseera kino okukiyita ekya Muzigo.

6. June – Ssebo Aseka

Ekiseera kino kyabanga kya kyengera ekya kasooli era nga bwe mumanyi, ensiri zaagala nnyo ebimera ebikutte ekifuko. Kale ensiri zaabanga nnyinnyi nnyo era nekireetera abantu okulwala omusujja (Malaria) kyokka ng’endwadde eno tebagimanyi. Olw’okwagala okufuna ku kabugumu, Ssebo (musajjamukulu ssemaka) yafulumyanga ku katebe ke akolugalaamiriro oba akaliba ke, n’agalamirako mu luggya mu kasana asobole okufuna ku kabugumu. Mukazi we yayokyanga kasooli era nga kasooli ayidde, yatumanga omwana nti: Twalira kitaawo kasooli ono alyeko. Omwana naye teyabanga mubi, ng’akikola. Mukaziwattu bwe yageranga ekiseera era ng’ategeka bulungi omusooli omulala ng’addamu okutuma omwana. Omwana bweyatuukanga ku kitaawe, yasaanganga kasooli gweyasoose okuleeta ng’akyali awo; ssi mukwateko ate nga taata amannyo gali kungulu! Anti bambi nga musajjamukulu yasomose dda, lututte ffenna abaatusooka gye baalaga. Mu butamanya, omwana yayitanga kitaawe nti: Taata, taata, nkuletedde kasooli omulala wuuno olyeko. Kyokka oli nga teri kanyego. Omwana yalowoozanga nti taata ali mu kumusekerera era kyeyavanga akomawo ewa nnyina n’amugamba nti: Ssebo aseka busesi! Nkanda kumuyita naye ye ansekerera busekerezi! Awo nno bajjajjaffe ekiseera ekyo nebasalawo okukiyita – Ssebo Aseka!

7. July – Kasambula

Mu kiseera kino omusana gwaka kitonotono, kale abantu ab’edda beeyambisanga ekiseera kino okusikambula mu nnimiro ebisoolisooli ebikaze n’okulima omuddo okuguggya mu bisaambu byabwe. Wano bajjajja kyebaava batuuma ekiseera kino – Kasambula.

8. August – Muwakanya

Mu kiseera kino mubaamu enkuba etonnyerera ate ng’erimu okubwatuka kwa Laddu (lightening). Abaganda ab’edda kino bakivvuunulanga nti enkuba eno eraanga okujja kw’eddaaza essajja (Male Year) eriyitibwa Ddumbi era erirwanyisa eddaaza ekkazi (Female Year) eriyitibwa Ttoggo. Kale bajjajja ekiseera kino nebakituuma ekya Muwakanya nga bagamba nti: Ddumbi awakanya Ttoggo.

9. September – Mutunda

Mu kiseera kino enswa eziyitibwa Entunda mwezibuukira, kko bajjajjaffe nti: owange, kino ekiseera kya Mutunda!

10. October – Mukulukusa Bitungotungo

Bajjajja bwebaalinga bakungula entuungo (ennyaga), emu yayiikanga mu nnimiro. Kale oluvannyuma lw’enkuba eya Muwakanya, entuungo eno yamerukanga. Naye mu kiseera kino, enkuba yeeyoongeranga obungi era okukkakkana ng’ekulukusizza entuungo eno ento eyabanga emeruse. Kko bajjajjaffe nti: Eno enkuba Mukulukusa Bitungotungo!

11. November – Museenene

Wano edda nga ky’ekiseera enkuba ey’olutentezi mweyatonnyeranga ate nga n’enseenene kawoomera mwezibuukira(bazzukulu ba Kalibbala munansonyiwa). Kale bajjajja ekiseera kino nebakituuma ekya Museenene.

12. December – Ntenvu

Mu kiseera kino ku ttale ebaayo ebiwuka ebiyitibwa entevu nga bingi ddala era bajjajja kwekutuuma ekiseera kino nti kya Ntenvu.

06:00 a.m. Lubungubungu oba Maliiri

Wano Omuganda ow’edda weyateranga okukkirira mu nnimiro n’atandika okukakkalabya ogwa kidima (enkumbi).

09:00 a.m. Emmindi esooka

Wano Abaganda webaawummuliranga okuva ku lubimbi ne balyoka bakoleeza emmindi zaabwe nebafuuwako. (Si kuloga, wabula kuwummulako)

10:00 a.m. Kalasa mayanzi

Wano omusana gwabanga gutandise okuwoomereza era nga amayanzi gabuuka gava wano gadda wali. Omuzungu bwe yaleeta Chai wano Omuganda we yanyweranga chai.

11:00 a.m. Emmindi eyokubiri

Wano abakazi Abaganda webaatandikiranga okuwaata emmere n’okufumba eky’emisana, era n’okukoleeza emmindi baddemu banyweko.

12:00 p.m. Ttuntu

Omuganda ekiseera kino yakitwalanga ng’amasekkati g’emisana era ng’omusana gwaka okwememula.

1.00 p.m. Malya g’ekyemisana

Wano Omuganda weyaliiranga eky’emisana.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Ggandaalo

Wano Omuganda weyawummulirangako emmere emukke mu ntumbwe. Ekigendererwa ekirala kyabanga kwewala kutambula mu musana ogwa ebisolo ebikambwe n’emisota webisiingira okuba n’obukambwe obusukkiridde.

4:00 p.m. Akalabirizabazaana

Wano omukazi Omuganda weyatandikiranga okutegeka ekyeggulo*

6:00 – 7:00 p.m Enjuba weegoloobera (sunset)

Wano Omuganda weyaliiranga ekyeggulo*.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m

Wano abakulu baakumanga ekyoto nebanyumya ebyafaayo n’engero ez’abedda.

9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Kawooza masiga

Edda amasiga gaaberanga ga mbaalebaale oba njaziyazi, kale nga galwawo okuwola. Ekkiseera kino kyabalibwanga nga amasiga wegawolera.

11:00 p.m. Ekisisimuko ekisooka

Wano Omuganda eyabanga yeebase oluvannyuma lw’emboozi y’ekyoto, weyasisimukiranga yeetegereze ebifa ebweru, ssi kulwa ng’ekyalo kizindiddwa.

00:00 a.m (Midnight) Ttumbi

Ekiseera kino kyabalibwanga ng’amasekkati g’ekiro.

1:00 a.m. Mattansejjere

Ekiseera kino enswa ensejjere mwezibuukira, era Omuganda anatta ensejjere emisana yalinga yategese omumuli gwe ogw’okumulisa ensejjere nga zigwa mu nvubo.

3.00 a.m Kinywambogo

Wano embogo wezitandikira olunaku lwazo nga zitandika n’okunywa amazzi mu myala oba emigga.


4:00 a.m. Enkoko embereberye

Wano empanga wezisookera okukookolima, n’oluvannyuma neziddamu ku ssaawa ekkumi nebbiri (6:00 a.m.). Era wano wewaava n’okuyimba oluyimba nti:

Mukasa akeera, akeera ku nkoko

Mukasa akeera, akeera ku nkoko embereberye.

5:00 a.m. Mmaambya (dawn) Enkoko eyokubiri

Wano emmsambya eba esaze (nga ku ggulu kuzzeeko ekitangaala ekimyufu).

5:30 a.m. Matulutulu

Ku ggulu kuba kuzzeeko ekitangaala ekya kyenvu era obunyonyi butandika okukaaba oba okuyimba.

6:00 a.m. Maliiri oba Lubungubungu

*Ekyeggulo – (supper) kino ky’ekigambo eky’Oluganda ekituufu okukozesa bw’oba otegeeza okulya emmere ey’akawuungeezi. Waliwo Abaganda abakozesa mu bukyamu ekigambo Ekyekiro nga baagala okutegeeza “Supper” oba emmere eriibwa akawuungeezi. Ekyo ekigambo kikyamu mu makulu ago era kiwemula.

*Ekyekiro – Nnazzi kuno (edda) ng’omusajja Omuganda bw’ava ku mboozi y’ekyoto, nga yeefubitika ensiisiraye era ng’agamba mukazi we nti: owange, kati katulye Ekyekiro; amakulu nti “Let’s play sex”. Kale nno bwekatakutaandanga n’okikubawo mulujjudde nti: Bannange mujje tulye Ekyekiro, oba nti: Gundi yatusaanze tulya ekyekiro! Wano Omuganda omutuufu ayinza okufa ensonyi, naddala nga waliwo nnyazaala oba ssezaala!

Awangaale Ssabasajja,

Biwandiikiddwa nze, Nviiri, nga bwe byambuulirwa jjajjange Alice Norah Kayaga Nnakiyingi.

11 Museenene 2008

Nviiri

Arrest of Mutesa 11 in 1953

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On 30th Nov 1953, when the Governor Sir Andrew Cohen surmoned Sir Edward Muteesa to Government House in Entebbe, after Sir Edward refused to budge from the numerous threats made towards him, Sir Cohen handed him the deportation order. Without looking at it, Sir Edward passed it over to his Katikkiro, Owek. Paulo Kavuma, and kept on staring at the Governor. He (Sir Edward) just calmly asked them, “Does this mean that I am under arrest?” The Governor hissed out, “Yes”. Two white constables then walked in to take away the Kabaka. He then allowed them to walk him out of the office. Upon reaching outside, his deputy ADC, Robert Ntambi (RIP) being concerned over the safety of his Kabaka asked him, “Ssebo, nkube?”, meaning “Sir, should I shoot the bastards?” Sir Edward being the Royal and British trained military personnel he was, replied calmly with wisdom and guidance, “Tokuba, baleke” meaning “Just let the poor souls be!” Please note that Sir Edward himself was armed with a revolver which he later handed over to the accompanying British officer in the aeroplane when they were already airborne, and could have done a Terrance Hill to those two poor souls, but he couldn’t kill an innocent man. And lo, some Baganda bashers and haters spew lies on this forum of how Sir Edward killed innocent Banyoro in Karuguza, my foot!