Kikulwe of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Kikulwe Mawuba
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1736 - 1738
Birthplace Uganda
Died 1738
Place of death Unknown
Buried Kaliiti, Busiro
Predecessor Kagulu of Buganda
Successor Mawanda of Buganda
Consort 1. Lady Nabiddo
2. Lady Najjuka
3. Lady Nakabugo
4.Lady Namatovu
5. Nabakyaala Nantume Nanzigu
Father Ndawula of Buganda
Mother Namasole Nakikulwe Namirembe

Kikulwe Mawuba was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda between 1736 and 1738. He was the twenty first (21st) Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was the fourth (4th) son of Kabaka Ndawula Nsobya, the nineteenth (19th) Kabaka of Buganda. His mother was Nakikulwe Namirembe, the third (3rd) of his father's seven (7) wives. He ascended the throne after the death of his elder brother, Kabaka Kagulu Tebukywereke. He established his capital at Kibibi.[1]

Married Life[edit]

He is reported to have married five (5) wives:

  • Nabiddo, daughter of Luba, of the Nyonyi clan
  • Najjuka, daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan
  • Nakabugo, daughter of Mugema, of the Nkima clan
  • Namatovu, daughter of Kajubi, of the Nsenene clan
  • Naabakyaala Nantume Nanzigu, daughter of Sekayiba, of the Mbogo clan

Offspring[edit]

He is recorded to have fathered at least nine (9) children:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Madangu, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Mpalikitenda, whose mother was Nabiddo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Maganda, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Gabanga, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Segaamweenge, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Zansanze, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Nabaloga, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Gabane, whose mother was Namatovu
  • Prince (Omulangira) Gomottoka, whose mother was Namatovu

The final years[edit]

Kabaka Kikulwe was murdered by his elder half-brother, Prince Mawanda Sebanakitta, who seized the throne around 1738. Ssekabaka Kikulwe is buried at Kaliiti, Busiro.[2]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Kagulu Tebukywereke
King of Buganda
c.1736-c.1738
Succeeded by
Mawanda Sebanakitta

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