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Namuggala of Buganda

Ssekabaka Namuggala Kagali
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1741 - 1750
Birthplace Uganda
Died 1750
Place of death Nalubugo Hill
Buried Muyomba, Busiro
Predecessor Mwanga I of Buganda
Successor Kyabaggu of Buganda
Consort 1. Nabakyaala Basuuta
2. Lady Najjuka
3. Lady Nakangu
4. Lady Nalubowa
5. Lady Nalunga
6. Lady Nawaguma
Father Prince Musanje Golooba
Mother Namasole Nabulya Naluggwa

Namuggala Kagali was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda, between 1741 and 1750. He was the twenty-fourth (24th) Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne

He was the second son of Prince Musanje Golooba. His mother was Nabulya Naluggwa of the Ndiga clan, the second of his father's wives. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his elder brother, Kabaka Mwanga I Sebanakitta, in 1741. He established his capital at Nansana.[1]

Married life

He is recorded to have married six (6) wives:

  • Naabakyaala Basuuta, the Kaddulubaale, daughter Masembe, of the Nsenene clan
  • Najjuka, daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan
  • Nakangu, daughter of Kagenda, of the Mamba clan
  • Nalubowa, daughter of Seggiriinya, of the Ngo (Leopard) clan.
  • Nalunga, daughter of Terwewalwa, of the Nvuma clan.
  • Nawaguma, daughter of Kisuule, of the Tembo? clan


He is recorded to have fathered three sons:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Kateregga, whose mother was Basuuta
  • Prince (Omulangira) Ngabo, whose mother was Najjuka
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kiboli, whose mother was Nawaguma

The final years

Kabaka Namuggala abdicated in favor of his younger brother, Kyabaggu Kabinuli, around 1750. He was killed when he accidentally fell on Nalubugo Hill, after his abdication.[2] He was buried at Muyomba, Busiro.[3]

Succession table

Preceded by
Mwanga I Sebanakitta
King of Buganda
Succeeded by
Kyabaggu Kabinuli

External links

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

See also


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