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Suuna I of Buganda


Suuna I of Buganda

Ssekabaka Suuna I Kisolo
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1584 - 1614
Birthplace Uganda
Died 1614
Place of death Gimbo, Busiro
Buried Gimbo, Busiro
Predecessor Jemba of Buganda
Successor Sekamaanya of Buganda
Consort 1. Lady Nakigo
2. Lady Naluggwa
Father Nakibinge of Buganda
Mother Namasole Nassuuna

Suuna I Kisolo, also spelled as Ssuuna I Kisolo, was Kabaka (King) of the Kingdom of Buganda, reigning from about 1584 until his death around 1614. He was the 11th Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne

He was the son of Kabaka Nakibinge Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda between 1524 and 1554. His mother was Nassuuna, his father's fifth wife. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his elder half-brother, Kabaka Jemba, in 1584. He established his capital at Gimbo Hill.

Married life

He married two wives:

  • Nakigo, daughter of Walusimbi, of the Ffumbe clan
  • Naluggwa, daughter of Lwoomwa, of the Ndiga clan


He fathered four sons:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Sewatti, whose mother was Nakigo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Gogombe
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kawaali
  • Kabaka Kimbugwe Kamegere, Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Naluggwa.

The final years

He died in middle-age, at his capital at Gimbo, Busiro in 1614. He was buried at Gimbo.[1]

Succession table

Preceded by
Jemba Busungwe
King of Buganda
c. 1584 – c. 1614
Succeeded by
Sekamaanya Kisolo

External links

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

See also


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