Kimbugwe of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Kimbugwe Kamegere
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1634–1644
Birthplace Uganda
Died 1584
Place of death Bugwaanya, Busiro
Buried Bugwaanya, Busiro
Predecessor Sekamaanya of Buganda
Successor Kateregga of Buganda
Consort 1. Lady Nakamyuuka
2. Lady Nakunja
3. Nabakyaala Nabuuso
Father Suuna I of Buganda
Mother Namasole Naluggwa

Kimbugwe Kamegere was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda between 1634 and 1644. He was the thirteenth (13th) Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was born at Kongojje, the youngest son of Suuna I Kisolo, Kabaka of Buganda between 1584 and 1614. His mother was Naluggwa of the Ndiga clan, the second (2nd) wife of his father. He ascended to the throne after the death of his cousin, Kabaka Sekamaanya Kisolo. He established his capital at Bugwaanya.

Married life[edit]

He married three wives:

  • Nakamyuuka, daughter of Mukusu, of the Mpindi clan
  • Nakunja, daughter of Sekayiba, of the Mbogo clan
  • Nabakyaala Nabuuso, the Naabagareka, daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan and widow of his predecessor, Kabaka Sekamaanya Kisolo, Kabaka of Buganda, who ruled between 1614 and 1634.


He fathered two sons:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Kamyuuka, whose mother was Nakamyuuka
  • Prince (Omulangira) Baleke, whose mother was Nakamyuuka

The final years[edit]

He was killed, allegedly, by witchcraft, by his step-son, Prince Kateregga around 1644. [1] He is buried at Bugwaanya, Busiro.[2]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Sekamaanya Kisolo
King of Buganda
Succeeded by
Kateregga Kamegere

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