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Kiweewa of Buganda

Ssekabaka Mutebi Nnyonyintono Kiweewa
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign August 2, 1888 - October 21, 1888
Born Prior to 1856
Birthplace Nakatema
Died 1889
Buried Masanafu, Kyaddondo
Predecessor Mwanga II of Buganda
Successor Kalema of Buganda
Consort 1. Lady Bukirwa Nassaza
2. Lady Butema
3. Lady Kajja
4. Lady Lozaliya
5. Lady Luleba, Omusenero
6. Lady Namubiru
7. Lady Balirwa
8. Lady Namuli, Omufumbiro
9. Naabakyaala Namusoke, Kaddulubaale
10. Lady Nambajjwe
11. Lady Nambi I
12. Lady Nambi II
13. Lady Nambi III
14. Lady Tebalyayeebwa, Omulindamazzi
15. Lady Teyansigira
16. Lady Lwandeeta
17. Naabakyaala Zandaba, the Namasole, previously the Kaddulubaale
18. Naabakyaala Mbagumidde, the Kabejja
19. Lady Bwangu
20. Lady Sabaddu
Father Muteesa I of Buganda
Mother Namasole Kiribakka

Mutebi Nnyonyintono Kiweewa was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from August 2, 1888 until October 21, 1888. He was the thirty-second (32nd) Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne

He was born at Nakatema prior to 1856, the eldest son of Kabaka Mukaabya Walugembe Mutesa I Kayiira, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1856 and 1884. His mother was Kiribakka of the Mamba clan. He ascended to the throne following the defeat of his younger brother, Kabaka Mwanga II by the combined Christian, Muslim and rebel Baganda forces. The defeat of Mwanga II occurred on August 2, 1888. Kiweewa was crowned on September 11, 1888. He maintained his capital at Mengo Hill.[1]

Married life

He is recorded to have married twenty (20) wives:[2]

  1. Lady Bukirwa Nassaza
  2. Lady Butema
  3. Lady Kajja
  4. Lady Lozaliya
  5. Lady Luleba, Omusenero
  6. Lady Namubiru
  7. Lady Balirwa
  8. Lady Namuli, Omufumbiro
  9. Naabakyaala Namusoke, Kaddulubaale
  10. Lady Nambajjwe
  11. Lady Nambi I
  12. Lady Nambi II
  13. Lady Nambi III
  14. Lady Tebalyayeebwa, Omulindamazzi
  15. Lady Teyansigira
  16. Lady Lwandeeta
  17. Naabakyaala Zandaba, the Namasole, previously the Kaddulubaale
  18. Naabakyaala Mbagumidde, the Kabejja
  19. Lady Bwangu
  20. Lady Sabaddu

Offspring

He fathered twenty-three (23) children; twenty-one (21) sons and two (2) daughters:

  1. Prince Kiweewa Ssimbwa, whose mother was Lady Butema
  2. Prince (Omulangira) Walulyo I, whose mother was Lady Butema
  3. Prince (Omulangira) Kibuuka, whose mother was Lady Kajja
  4. Prince (Omulangira) Nabadda, whose mother was Lady Lozaliya
  5. Prince (Omulangira) Muyinda, whose mother was Lady Luleba, Omusenero
  6. Prince (Omulangira) Agustin [Gusito] Tebandeke, whose mother was Lady Namubiru. He was educated at Namilyango College.
  7. Prince (Omulangira) Lulaba, whose mother was Lady Namuli
  8. Prince (Omulangira) Kagunya, whose mother was Lady Namuli
  9. Prince (Omulangira) Lukongwa, the Ssaabalangira (Chief Prince), whose mother was Lady Namusoke
  10. Prince (Omulangira) Kiwanuka, whose mother was Lady Namusoke
  11. Prince (Omulangira) Walulyo II, whose mother was Lady Namusoke
  12. Prince (Omulangira) Kalubagwiire, whose mother was Lady Nambajjwe
  13. Prince (Omulangira) Sekamaanya, whose mother was Lady Nambi I
  14. Prince (Omulangira) Namulinzi I, whose mother was Lady Nambi II
  15. Prince (Omulangira) Mwanga, whose mother was Lady Nambi III
  16. Prince (Omulangira) Chwa, whose mother was Tebalyayeebwa
  17. Prince (Omulangira) Ngenza, whose mother was Tebalyayeebwa
  18. Prince (Omulangira) Namulinzi II, whose mother was Teyansigira
  19. Prince (Omulangira) Namika, whose mother was Lady Lwandeeta
  20. Prince (Omulangira) Musisi, whose mother was Lwandeeta
  21. Prince (Omulangira) Nasuswa, whose mother was Lady Zandaba
  22. Princess (Omumbejja) Hana Mazzi, whose mother was Balirwa
  23. Princess (Omumbejja) Agaati Kagere, whose mother Tebalyayeebwa

His reign

Kabaka Kiweewa Nnyonyintono's rein is the shortest in the recorded history of Buganda. He was the Kabaka-in-waiting for around six weeks; after he was crowned, he lasted a mere forty days on the throne. His reign was characterized by conflict and rebellion among the members of the royal court and intrigue and plotting among the Arabic Muslim and European Christian forces that supported the warring factions.

The final days

He was deposed by the Muslim forces of his brother Kabaka Kalema Muguluma, who reigned from October 21, 1888 until October 5, 1889. He was captured and thrown in jail. He was killed in prison by his Muslim captors in July 1889. He was buried at Masanafu, Kyaddondo. [3]

Succession table

Preceded by
Mwanga II Mukaabya
King of Buganda
1888
Succeeded by
Kalema Muguluma

External links

  • The Life and History of Kabaka Kiweewa Nnyonyintono
  • List of Kings of Buganda

See also

References

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