Daudi Cwa II of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Daudi Chwa II
Kabaka of Buganda
Daudi Cwa of Buganda.jpg
Reign 1897 - 1939
Coronation 1897
Born 8 August 1896
Birthplace Mengo, Uganda
Died 1939
Place of death Salaama, Uganda
Buried Kasubi Nabulagala
Predecessor Mwanga II of Buganda
Successor Muteesa II of Buganda
Consort 1. Naabakyaala Irene Drusilla Namaganda, the Naabagareka
2. Lady Miriya Nalule
3.Lady Magdalena Nakanyike
4. Lady Abisaagi Dulunkasi Nanteza
5. Lady Rebeka Nalunkuuma
6. Lady Alice Janet Nakalema
7. Lady Bulandina Kasiribiiti Nankumbi
8. Lady Lucy Namagembe Naalongo Nalwooga
9. Lady Sara Nayiga Nakasolya
10. Lady Dorothy Nabankema
11. Lady Erina Nambogo Nambawa
12. Lady Miriamu Nannyondo
13. Lady Eresi Nalubega
14. Lady Ida Nabwaami
15. Lady Julieri Nantumbwe
16. Lady Kasalina Kimbowa
17. Lady Abisaagi Nabunnya
Father Mwanga II of Buganda
Mother Namasole Eveliini Kulabako

Captain Sir Daudi Chwa II, KCMG, KBE, was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 1897 until 1939. He was the 34th Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was born on 8 August 1896, at Mengo. He was the fifth son of Kabaka Danieri Basammula-Ekkere Mwanga II Mukasa, Kabaka of Buganda, between 1884 and 1888 and between 1889 and 1897. He ascended to the throne in August 1897, following the deposition of his father by British Forces. At the time of his coronation, he was only one year old. He maintained his capital at Mengo Hill. He was educated at Kings College Budo.

Married life[edit]

Kabaka Daudi Chwa II is recorded to have married 17 wives:

  1. Naabakyaala Irene Drusilla Namaganda, the Naabagareka, daughter of The Reverend Yonasaani Kayizzi of the Nte (Cow) clan. Wedding on 19 September 1914 at Namirembe
  2. Miriya Nalule of the Ngeye clan
  3. Magdalena Nakanyike, of the Mamba clan
  4. Abisaagi Dulukansi Nanteza, of the Ffumbe clan
  5. Rebeka Nalunkuuma of the Ndiga clan
  6. Alice Janet Nakalema, of the Ngeye clan
  7. Bulandina Kasiribiiti Nankumbi, of the Ngeye clan
  8. Lucy Namagembe Naalongo Nalwooga, of the Mbogo clan
  9. Sara Nayiga Nakasolya, of the Ngabi clan
  10. Dorothy Nabankema, sister of Nelson Nkalubo Ssebuggwaawo, of the Musu clan. Ssebuggwaawo served as Treasurer of Buganda at one time.
  11. Erina Nambogo Nambawa, of the Mamba clan
  12. Miriamu Nannyondo, of the Nte clan
  13. Eresi Nalubega, of the Ngabi clan
  14. Ida Nabwaami
  15. Julieri Nantumbwe, of the Kkobe clan
  16. Kasalina Kimbowa, sister of Nelson Nkalubo Ssebuggwaawo, of the Musu clan
  17. Abisaagi Nabunnya, of the Ngeye clan

Offspring[edit]

He is recorded to have fathered 36 children; 20 sons and 16 daughters:

Offspring Birthday
1. Eva Irini Alice Zalwango 15 December 1915
2. Uniya Mary Namaalwa 28 August 1916
3. Airini Dulusira Nga’nda Ndagire 31 October 1916
4. Kasalina Namukabya Nassimbwa 11 November 1918
5. George William Mawanda 10 January 1919
6. Kasalina Gertrude Tebattagwaabwe Nabanakulya 30 June 1919
7. Margret Julian Lwantale 13 June 1920
8. Victoria Byaturisi Namikka Mpologoma Kamuwanda 21 October 1920
9. Fredrick Robert Sekamaanya Kayondo 17 November 1920
10. Edisa Manjeri Namirembe Nabweteme 19 December 1920
11. Edward William David Walugembe Mukaabya Kimbugwe 22 March 1921
12. Alikizandereya Mary Balikanda Nakamaanya 11 July 1921
13. Albert Victor Wasajja Lumansi 17 July 1924
14. Victoria Alice Mary Nakalema Nalwooga 21 July 1924
15. Edward Fredrick David William Muteesa Walugembe 19 November 1924
16. Eva Irini Nacwa 24 March 1925
17. Henry Wasswa Kalemeera 8 April 1925
18. Alfredi Kato Kiggala 8 April 1925
19. Sepiriya Danieri Luswaata 20 May 1925
20. Richard Lumaama 26 September 1925
21. James Sekannyo Mutebi 4 November 1925
22. Elizabeti Nakabiri Lwamuganwa 11 June 1926
23. Danieri Mwanga Basammula 25 February 1927
24. Bowadisiya Nkinzi 10 March 1927
25. Harold Kagolo Kimera 7 July 1927
26. Ibulaimu Lincoln Ndaula
27. Jeludini Nakayenga January 1928
28. Agusiteni Tebandeke 23 April 1928
29. Juliyani Muggale 8 June 1928
30. Yusufu Suuna Lulambulankola 28 December 1928
31. John Christian Lukanga 1 August 1929
32. Onesifulo Juuko 9 May 1930
33. Egbat Kamaanya 25 May 1930
34. Mulondo 14 February 1934
35. Alexander Ssimbwa 21 March 1934
36. Esteri Mazzi 22 February 1935

A detailed list of the children of Sir Daudi Chwa II can be found at the pages of this reference: [1] Some of the more notable of those children are:

  • Kabaka Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Luwangula Mutebi Mutesa II, the 35th Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Lady Irene Drusilla Namaganda of the Nte (Cow) clan. He was the first President of the Republic of Uganda
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Victoria Beatrice Namikka Kamuwanda Mpologoma, whose mother was Abisaagi Nabunnya. Princess Mpologoma was born in Kampala, on 21 October 1920. She was installed as Naalinnya to her brother Sir Edward Muteesa II, at Kasubi in December 1953. She received the Order of the Shield and Spears.
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Irene Drusilla Ndagire, whose mother was Rebeka Nalunkuuma. She was born at Lubaga on 31 October 1916. She was educated at Gayaza High School and at Buloba College. She served as President of the Luganda Society, from 1953 until 1963.
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Alice Evelyn Zaalwango, whose mother was Miriya Nalule. She was born on 6 December 1915. She was installed as Naalinnya to her brother, Sir Edward Muteesa II, at Kasubi in November 1939. She died of shock on hearing that the British had exiled the Kabaka on 30 November 1953. She was awarded the medal of Order of the Shield and Spears.
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Margaret Juliana Lwantale, whose mother was Irene Namaganda. She was born in Kampala on 13 June 1920. She was installed as Nassolo to her brother Sir Edward Muteesa II, at Kasubi.
  • Prince (Omulangira) Alexander David Ssimbwa, whose mother was Erina Nambawa. He was born in Kampala on 21 March 1934. He was arrested, imprisoned and tortured by troops loyal to Obote, following his coup d'etat in 1969. Prince Ssimbwa was sentenced to 64 years imprisonment for allegedly plotting Obote's assassination. Joined the liberation struggle led by Yoweri Museveni.

His reign[edit]

Since he was enthroned at age one year, he ruled through regents (including Apolo Kagwa) until he attained the age of 18 years. He assumed full Kabaka responsibilities on 5 August 1914. From available accounts, Sir Daudi was a popular king, who was fair, responsible and pragmatic. During his reign, the religious wars abated, the freedom of choice of religion returned to the kingdom and relations with Britain, the colonial power improved. The Kabaka adopted the Protestant faith and was baptized Daudi, which is the Luganda version of David. [2] (Luganda)

Titles[edit]

  • 1896-1897: Kiweewa Daudi Chwa
  • 1897-1914: His Highness Kabaka Daudi Chwa II, Kabaka of Buganda
  • 1914-1917: Lieutenant His Highness Kabaka Daudi Chwa II, Kabaka of Buganda
  • 1917-1918: Captain His Highness Kabaka Daudi Chwa II, Kabaka of Buganda
  • 1918-1925: Captain His Highness Kabaka Daudi Chwa II, Kabaka of Buganda, CMG
  • 1925-1937: Captain His Highness Kabaka Sir Daudi Chwa II, Kabaka of Buganda, KCMG
  • 1937-1939: Captain His Highness Kabaka Sir Daudi Chwa II, Kabaka of Buganda, KCMG, KBE

Honours[edit]

The final years[edit]

He died at his palace at Salaama, a suburb of Kampala, on 22 November 1939 at the age of 43 years. He was buried at Kasubi Nabulagala, the third Kabaka to be buried there.[3]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Danieri Basammula-Ekkere Mwanga II Mukasa
King of Buganda
1897 - 1939
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Muteesa II

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