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Ttembo of Buganda

Ssekabaka Ttembo Kiridde
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1404 - 1434
Birthplace Uganda
Died 1434
Place of death Busiro County
Buried Bujuuko, Busiro
Predecessor Kimera of Buganda
Successor Kiggala of Buganda
Consort Lady Najjemba
Father Prince Lumansi of Buganda
Mother Namasole Nattembo

Ttembo Kiridde was Kabaka (King) of the Kingdom of Buganda. He ruled between 1404 and 1434. He was the 4th Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne

He was the only surviving son of Prince Lumansi, son of Kabaka Kimera. His mother was Nattembo. He killed his grandfather while on a hunting trip by clubbing him on the head. Accounts of the event differ; some say the event was an accident, while others say it was a deliberate act.[1] He established his capital at Ntinda Hill.

Married life

He married Najjemba, daughter of Semwanga, of the Ngonge clan.


He fathered three children, two sons and one daughter:

  • Kabaka Sewannaku Kiggala Mukaabya Kasungubu, the 5th Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1434 and 1464 and between 1484 and 1494.
  • Prince (Omulangira) Lutimba. He was a full-brother of Kabaka Kiggala. He rebelled against his brother but was defeated by his nephews and fled. He died at Wassozi and was buried at Butugu.
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Nazibanja. She had several children by her brother Kabaka Kiggala

The final years

Kabaka Ttembo became insane during the latter years of his reign. He died at Busiro and was buried at Katikamu. Other credible sources give his burial place as Bujuuko, Busiro.[2]

Preceded by
Kimera Walusimbi
King of Buganda
Succeeded by
Kiggala Mukaabya

External links

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

See also


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