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Nakibinge of Buganda

Ssekabaka Nakibinge Kagali
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1524 - 1554
Birthplace Uganda
Died 1554
Place of death Busajja
Buried Kongojje, Busiro
Predecessor Kayima of Buganda
Successor Mulondo of Buganda
Consort 1. Lady Nabitaba
2. Lady Najjemba
3. Lady Nalunga
4. Naabakyaala Namulondo, the Nnabagereka
5. Lady Nasuuna
6. Lady Bukirwa
7. Lady Nannono
8. Lady Kabejja
Father Kayima of Buganda

Nakibinge Kagali was Kabaka (King) of the Kingdom of Buganda, between 1524 to 1554 AD. He was the 8th Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne

He was the eldest son of Kabaka Kayima Sendikaddiwa, the seventh Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned from 1494 until 1524. Kabaka Nakibinge ascended the throne upon the death of his father in 1524. He established his capital at Bumbu Hill.[1]

Married life

He married eight wives:

  • Nabitaba, daughter of Ndugwa, of the Lugave clan
  • Najjemba, daughter of Semwanga, of the Ngonge clan
  • Nalunga, daughter of Lusundo, of the Nvuma clan
  • Nabakyaala Namulondo, the Naabagareka, sister of Gunju, of the Butiko clan
  • Nasuuna, daughter of Nankere, of the Mamba clan
  • Bukirwa, the Nanzigu, daughter of Sekayiba, of the Mbogo clan
  • Nannono, daughter of Seggirinya, of the Ngo clan. Nannono acted as regent after the death of her husband for a period of eighteen months
  • Kabejja


He fathered four sons and two daughters:

  1. Kabaka Mulondo Sekajja, Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Namulondo
  2. Kabaka Jemba Busungwe, Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Najjemba
  3. Kabaka Suuna I Kisolo, Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Nassuuna
  4. Prince (Omulangira) Nzigu, whose mother was Bukirwa
  5. Princess (Omumbejja) Batenga, whose mother was Namulondo
  6. Princess (Omumbejja) Nnono, whose mother was Nannono. Born posthumously in 1555. She died young.

The final years

Kabaka Nakibinge was killed in battle against the Banyoro, at Busajja, in 1554. He is buried at Kongojje, Busiro.[2]

Succession table

Preceded by
Kayima Sendikaddiwa
King of Buganda
Succeeded by
Mulondo Sekajja

See also


External links

  • Genealogy of the Kabakas of Buganda
  • List of the Kings of Buganda
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