Ettaka lye Mulungu

Ettaka lino lirambikiddwa bulungi mu byapa ebya 1912 Ref. FC18454 nti lya Ssekabaka Daudi Chwa II. Kuliko n’Embuga enkulu ey’omutuba gwa Ssekabaka Daniel MwangaII wamu n’ekifo awakolebwa emikolo egyenkinzo mu Lulyo Olulangira.

Era bwewajjawo okubuusabuusa ku bwannanyini bwettaka lino, ensonga twazitwala mu Kkooti ya Uganda wansi w’omusango Application No.1087 of 2017 mwetwasabira Kkooti eyimirize mbagirawo abo bonna, naddala aba Buganda Land Board, abaali batandise okutwaala ekifo kino nga ekiri wansi w’obuvunaanyibwa bwaabwe omwaali okusolooza sente ku basenze abaliko wamu nenkola endala zonna ezeekuusa ku kulaga nga bwebalina obwannanyini ku kifo ekyo.

Kyatwewunyisiza nnyo nga tulaba ebifaananyi ku mikutu egy’enjawulo, mu kiseera kino nga tuli mu muggalo gwa Covid-19, nga ebitongole ebyogeddwako waggulu mu kiwandiiko kino bikola ekikwekweeto nga ffe bannanyini kifo tetweebuziddwako wadde okutegeezebwa. Ng’ojjeko okyokuba nti ekyakoleddwa kyabadde kikontana n’ebiragiro by’Omukulembeze w’Eggwanga bweyawera ebikwekweeto byonna ku ensonga z’ettaka mu kadde ak’omuggalo, naye era kwabadde kuyisaamu Kkooti lugaayu kubanga ensonga z’ekifo kino zikyali mu mikono gyaayo.

Bwekiba nga ensonga yaali ekwaata ku nnyanja eyatandika okusasaanira emyaalo, twanditegezeddwa ku byonna ebyali bisaliddwaawo, sso ssi ku birabira mu mikutu. Twongera okukkujukiza nti tufuna okusoomozebwa olwa Buganda Land Board okulemererwa okwawula ettaka lyevunaanyizibwako kweryo erivunaanyizibwa ab’Olulyo Olulangira.

 

Download official communication to Katikkiro of Buganda

RIP SAAVA PETER KITAKA

The Buganda Royal Family is mourning the passing on of Saava Peter Kitaka Kisingiri. The deceased is a son of the Late Princess Mugale, who was an Aunt to Kabaka of Buganda, HE. Ronald Muwenda Mutebi. Saava is a Royal title for a son of a Princess in Buganda Culture. His father, the Late Kisingiri was a key minister (Oweekitiibwa) during the reign of Sekabaka Muteesa II.

The Entire Buganda Royal Family is part of the funeral which held at the Kisingiri Royal Court at Mengo, commonly known as ‘ ku Nfuddu z’eMengo.

Namasole Rebecca Zirimbuga is Dead

The Royal family was shocked on the morning of 21st June 2013 to hear the sad news of the demise of the Namasole of Buganda, Rebecca Zirimbuga. Namasole Zirimbuga is the heir to Kabejja Sarah Kisosonkole,  the mother of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi. She has been the second woman of importance in the leadership hierarchy of Buganda, followed by Naalinya and Nabagereka.

Namasole Zirimbuga (R.I.P)
Namasole Zirimbuga (R.I.P)

Her body will be flown in Uganda from Nairobi on Saturday, 22/06/2013, and  requiem mass will be sung on sunday at Namirembe Cathedral. There after the body will be taken to her residence at Kyaliwajala, Namugongo.

She will be buried buried on Tuesday 25th June 2013 at Magonzi, in Singo County. May her soul rest in eternal peace!

Mayiga appointed Katikkiro

City lawyer Charles Peter Mayiga has been appointed next Katikkiro (prime minister) replacing John Baptist Walusimbi who chose to retire recently.

Mr Mayiga’s appointment was communicated by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II in a statement issued yesterday by his senior principal secretary Peter Mpanga.

Mr Walusimbi yesterday returned the official kingdom mace (Ddamula) and handed it over to the Kabaka.
The secret ceremony, according to Kabaka’s press secretary Dick Kasolo, took place at Mengo Palace and was attended by Queen of Buganda Syliva Nagginda , head of kingdom elders Eng. Allan Waliggo, head of royal clan Moses Kayima and Mengo cabinet ministers.

Mr Kasolo said the kingdom will soon announce when the mace will be handed over to the new Katikkiro. The Ddamula is culturally regarded as the instrument of power and any one appointed in office of Katikkiro and receives it, he automatically becomes head of the commoners.

New cabinet to be announced
According sources in Mengo , the Kabaka is also expected to announce his new cabinet this week.
The last reshuffle occurred in 2008 when the Kabaka sacked outspoken premier Dan Muliika, and replaced him with Emmanuel Ssendawula, before eventually appointing Walusimbi.

A reliable source within the royal family told the Daily Monitor yesterday that the Kabaka took the decision to appoint Mr Mayiga despite resistance from some kingdom advisors who preferred a ‘more mature’ person to take up the coveted second top position in the kingdom hierarchy.

Although the official list of new ministers is not yet out, the source said Mengo will have lean cabinet of less than 15 members who will also receive monthly salaries. Mengo ministers have not been getting salaries.

Mr Mayiga has been a secretary to the Lukiiko, and also the kingdom’s Information Minister for more than 10 years. He is also a lawyer by profession.

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Mayiga-appointed-Katikkiro/-/688334/1850466/-/rhyrwbz/-/index.html

Kasubi Tombs Reconstruction Ready to Set-off

Kasubi Tombs Reconstruction Ready to Set-off

What Remained of Muzibwazalaampanga after the fireThe reconstruction of Kasubi Tombs is set to begin today 14th January 2013 as per the contract that was given to Omega Construction on 13th December, 2012.

The contract to reconstruct Kasubi Tombs was handed over to Omega Construction by Katikkiro Eng J.B. Walusimbi late last year where it was agreed that a grace period of one month be given to the Contractor to make all the necessary arrangements at the site and set off work on 14th January, 2013.

The 2nd Deputy Katikkiro Hajji Muhamood Ssemmambo Ssikimpi assured everyone that all these arrangements have already been accomplished and that Omega is given 15 months to hand over the tombs fully finished.

The tombs, a great heritage to Buganda were four Buganda fallen Kings including Muteesa I, Daniel Mwanga II, Sir Daudi Chwa and Sir Edward Muteesa II were laid to rest were completely destroyed by fire on 16th March, 2010.

Ssemmambo explained that the reconstruction work will be overseen by two committees including the technical committee and the cultural committee to make sure that everything is restored according to the norms and traditions of Buganda Kingdom.

Mugalaasi Pius of Omega Construction assured that they are ready and will be able to complete work within the stipulated period of time.

What Ssemakookiro means for Buganda News

Observer Sunday, 29 January 2012 23:30

Written by Siraje Lubwama

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Kabaka Mutebi with Prince Ssemakookiro

When the Buganda Katikkiro, John Baptist Walusimbi, announced on January 17 that the Kabaka had been blessed with a baby boy in July 2011, excitement and curiosity in Buganda led to speculation.

Speculation was rife because the mother of the prince named Richard Ssemakookiro, was not the official wife of the Kabaka, Sylvia Nagginda. All the Katikkiro revealed was that the mother was from the Nsenene clan. No name, no further details. Nevertheless, as far as Prof Livingstone Walusimbi, a veteran university lecturer, is concerned, a prince that qualifies to succeed Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has been born. Walusimbi told The Observer in an interview on Wednesday, that Buganda Kingdom’s continuity is no longer at risk.

“As a Muganda, my major concern is not whether or not it is the Nnaabagereka who has mothered this potential successor — because even the reigning Kabaka was born out of wedlock — but the fact that he has been born and qualifies to succeed his father indicates the smooth continuation of our kingdom,” Walusimbi said.

He added that after the required customs have been performed, Prince Ssemakookiro will remain the sole candidate for the throne until, perhaps, another prince is born. In case there is more than one possible heir, Walusimbi explained, either the Kabaka would name his successor in a will or the Lukiiko would appoint one from amongst the candidates. Ssemakookiro is Mutebi’s second son among the Kabaka’s five known children. The oldest son is Prince Kiweewa Jjunju Suuna, whose mother is Venetia Sebudandi, a non-Muganda. He was born in London in 1986.

The other three children are Princesses Joan Nassolo, Victoria Nkinzi and Katrina Ssangalyambogo, who was the youngest before Ssemakookiro’s birth, and only child of the Kabaka’s wife, the Nnaabagereka, Sylvia Nagginda. According to Prof Walusimbi, traditionally, the oldest prince, who is named Kiweewa, does not qualify to succeed the Kabaka, as are the princesses. Omutaka Grace Ndugwa Ssemakula, head of the Lugave clan, added that although the first prince could be remotely considered as an heir to the throne, it becomes even more complicated when his mother is a non-Muganda.

History of Ssemakookiro

Kabaka Mutebi named his oldest son Jjunju and the newborn prince Semakookiro, both names of former Buganda kings: the 26th and 27th Kabaka, respectively. The two were sons of Kabaka Kyabaggu Kabinuli, who reigned between 1750 and 1780. Their mother was Nanteza, the 17th of Kabaka Kyabaggu’s 20 wives. Coincidentally, both reigned for 17 years. Kabaka Jjunju Sendegeya reigned from 1780 until 1797. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his father and established his capital at Magonga.

Ssemakookiro Wasajja Nabbunga was Kabaka from 1797 until 1814. He ascended the throne after the death of his brother, Kabaka Jjunju, whom he defeated and killed in battle; the Battle of Kiwawu, in 1797. He established his capital at Kasangati in Kyaddondo county. During Jjunju’s reign, Buganda conquered Buddu (present-day Masaka district) from Bunyoro kingdom. His reign was, however, interrupted by the struggle with Prince Ssemakookiro, who rebelled against him. During the rebellion, Semakookiro ordered his men to capture Kabaka Jjunju and bring him to the rebel prince. The expedition went wrong and Kabaka Jjunju was killed during the attempted capture.

When the regiment sent to capture the Kabaka came back to report that they had killed him, Ssemakookiro was so upset that he expelled all the regiment members together with their families and friends from Buganda, or else they would suffer the same fate as his brother. The expelled people fled Buganda; some went westwards to present-day Kitagwenda in Kamwenge district, others to Bunyaruguru in Rubirizi district, and some to Teso, where they came to be referred to as the Bakenyi (visitors) and settled around Lake Kyoga. Others still went as far as Kisumu in Kenya to an island known as Masangano.

According to other historical records published in, among others, Succession to High Office, by Jack Goody (1966) and Ennono n’Enkulaakulana ya Buganda (Culture and Development of Buganda) by Brother A. Tarcus Nsobya (2000), the feud between the two brothers was over a woman, Semakookiro’s wife. Kabaka Jjunju was jealous of Ssemakookiro and killed his wife and unborn child, then sent his brother to live in the Mabira forest, hoping he would die there; but otherwise left him free to recruit soldiers.

According to historians, Jjunju wanted to sleep with Ssemakookiro’s wife but she refused, saying she was pregnant. He replied: “Sure, the pregnancy is mine”, meaning that since he and Ssemakookiro were brothers, he had the right to claim the woman and the child she was carrying. When she resisted, Jjunju ordered his men to cut her up and find out whether the unborn child was male or female. This angered Ssemakookiro, who ordered his men to capture Kabaka Jjunju.

However, one Kisoko who was supposed to arrest the king ordered the mob to kill him instead. Ssemakookiro was incensed and ordered the killing of Kisoko and those involved in his brother’s murder. Kabaka Ssemakookiro died from an affliction, in old age at the Jjunju palace at Kasangati. He was initially buried at the palace, but in 1869, his remains were exhumed and re-buried at Kisimbiri in Busiro county.

Mutebi chosen

Fifty-five years ago, Kabaka Edward Mutesa II made his will, naming the reigning Mutebi II as his heir — a will he assented to on August 6, 1956 before his trusted witnesses; I.T.M Sewanyana, Musa K. Parma Ntanda and Robert H. Ntambi Mukasa in London where he was exiled twice. Mutebi, son of Omuzaana Kabejja and one of Mutesa’s nine children, was only one year old when his father made the will.

According to historical facts wired at Ugandans at Heart website by K.I. Luts on August 2, 2011, Mutesa’s will was translated into English on March 3, 1970 by Andrew Frederick Mpanga, who was living in London, with the approval of the then Katikkiro, Jehoash Mayanja Nkangi.

“Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa II of Mengo: This is my will, which I am making in the event of my demise when the Lord pleases to take me away from this world,” Mutesa wrote.
“My child Ronald Frederick Muwenda Mutebi is my heir whom I have chosen to succeed me (to succeed to my Mutuba).”

He, however, clarified that although he was well aware that succession to the throne is decided through election by the Lukiiko, in his will, he wanted to indicate his wish to his people.
“The princes, enumerated in the following order, should be considered first for election: My heir, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.

As I have not got a son born within wedlock, my said heir should be considered first of all for succession to the Kabakaship; or one of my children, the brothers of Prince Mutebi; or my younger brother, Henry H. Kimera,” Mutesa proposed.

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Mutebi Attack Angers Baganda

 

New Vision (Kampala)

19 January 1999

Kampala — Claims that Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi is a child of the late Daudi Ochieng have provoked an angry reaction and condemnation from the Buganda Kingdom.

Kabaka Mutebi’s eldest sister, Nnalinya Dorothy Nnasolo, said yesterday the three elderly princesses, Nnalinya Catherine Nkinzi, Nnalinya Dorothy Nabweteme and Nnalinya Elizabeth Nakabiri, have always harboured malice and hatred against Ssekabaka Edward Mutesa’s family. “These same princesses were opposed to my father (Mutesa), saying he was not a son of (Ssekabaka Daudi) Chwa. Now they are saying Kabaka Mutebi is not a son of Mutesa,” Nnasolo, who appeared very upset, said. “At Kasubi tombs, after the installation of Irene Ndagire as heir to Nnalinya Muggale, they chanted, “Mutesa tumumaze. . .Mutesa tumumaze -we have defeated Mutesa.”

Enju Chwa gye yazimba eyaakamala emyaka 82

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Enju Chwa gye yazimba eyaakamala emyaka 82

Ennyumba Ssekabaka Chwa gye yaleka azimbye mu 1930.

Bya Anthony Ssempereza

NKWANIRIZZA mu lubiri lwa Ssekabaka Mwanga, omuli ennyumba ez’ebyafaayo.

Olubiri luno lusangibwa  Munyonyo, era wano Ssekabaka Mwanga we yabeeranga n’abavubuka abaali bamuweereza, oluvannyuma n’asalawo okubatta nga batandise okusoma eddiini ate n’agibagaana ne bamujeemera.

Olubiri luno lukuumiddwa bulungi, era n’ebimu ku bintu Ssekabaka Mwanga bye yalulekamu bikyaliwo.
olubiri luno lwaddabirizibwa Ssekabaka Daudi Chwa II mu 1930 n’azimbamu ennyumba ezikyaliwo ne leero n’oluvannyuma n’alukwasa mutabaniwe omukulu omulangira George william  Mawanda  era wano we yawasiza mukyala we Felictus Nabisenke.

Amabaati agaazimbisibwa magumu nnyo era n’okutuusa kati tegatonnyanga kyokka baagasiigako langi okugalabisa obulungi.
olubiri luno lwali lugazi  ddala kyokka mu biseera by’entalo eza 1966 ettaka lyalwo lyatwalibwa ne kusengako abantu abalala bangi.

Mulimu omuti gwa falaawo Mwanga gwe yasimba mu luggya era abaawaka bagukuumye.

Yalina omuti omunene mwe yatuulanga n’awummula nagwo gukyaliwo.

Mu lubiri luno  Ssekabaka Mwanga we yasinziira n’aduumira ekikwekweto ky’okutta abasomi abaali bamujeemedde nga bagenda okusoma eddiini y’Abazungu gye yali abagaanyi. Mwanga bwe yafa mutabani we Ssekabaka Daudi Chwa II.

Ekiseera kino olubiri luno kati lwa Mulangira Fredrick Walugembe Mwanga. Ebyafaayo byonna eby’olubiri luno abikuumye  bulungi.

Omuzaana Nalongo Tereza Walugembe agambye nti “Olubiri luno lwa byafaayo nnyo, era tululabiridde bulungi, wano ebyafaayo by’abajulizi we bitandikira, kubanga Ssekabaka Mwanga we yabeeranga ekiseera abajulizi we battirwa.

Agasseeko nti Mwanga okutta abajulizi yakomawo mu lubiri lwe , ng’avudde okuyigga ku kizinga Bulingugwe  n’asanga, ng’abaweereza bonna bagenze okusoma. Olw’obusungu obungi  yakwata effumu,  n’alisogga Andrew Kaggwa nga  26/05/1886.

Buganda royals to take DNA tests to stop impostors

NewVision: Date: May 05, 2006

ANYONE claiming to be part of the Buganda royal family should take DNA tests to confirm their paternity, the Buganda Royal Council (BRC) has directed, reports Josephine Maseruka.

Prince David Namugala Mawanda, a council member, in a statement said there was a sudden influx of people claiming to belong to the royal lineage.”

He said such people could destroy the royal clan and the Kabakaship.

Namugala’s statement comes after scathing attack from Kimbugwe of the Prince kimbugwe Foundation, on the royal family, after he was disowned.

Kimbugwe claimed to be the son of Sir Edward Muteesa II, the father of Kabaka Ronald Mutebi.

Namugala, heir to the late Prince George William Mawanda, cautioned impostors who had been using FM radios and the print media to speak on behalf of the Buganda royals.

Olulyo Olulangira Olwa Buganda