Chwa I of Buganda
|Ssekabaka Chwa I Nabakka|
|Kabaka of Buganda|
|Reign||Mid 14th Century|
|Predecessor||Kintu of Buganda|
|Successor||Kimera of Buganda|
|Died||Late 14th Century
|Spouse||1. Lady Nabukalu
2. Lady Nakku
2. Lady Namagembe
|Father||Kintu of Buganda|
|Mother||Namasole Nambi Nantuttululu|
Claim to the throne
He was the son of Kabaka Kato Kintu, the first Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned in the early 14th century. His mother was Nambi Nantuttululu, of the Ngeye Clan. He ascended to the throne following the death of his father. He established his capital at Bigo Hill.
He married two wives:
- Naabakyaala Nakku, the Kaddulubaale, daughter of Walusimbi of the Ffumbe clan. After the death of Kabaka Chwa I, she married Sebwaana, a Regent.
- Nakiwala, daughter of Semwanga, of the Ngonge clan.
- Prince (Omulangira) Kalemeera, whose mother was Nakiwala. Kalemeera was driven out of Buganda and forced to seek refuge in Bunyoro, on the orders of his father. In Bunyoro, Kalemeera was accommodated at the court of his grandfather Omukama Winyi I of Bunyoro. There, he had an illicit sexual encounter with Lady Wannyana, daughter of Mugalula Buyonga, a Muhima, the supposed chief wife of his grandfather. The affair resulted in a son; one Prince Kimera Walusimbi
The final years
Kabaka Chwa I Nabakka abdicated and settled in Magonga. He is said to have disappeared. Up to today, his place of death and burial are unknown. Following his death, there followed a period of Interregnum under the Prime Ministers Walusimbi and his successor, Sebwaana. This period lasted until 1374.
|King of Buganda
mid fourteenth century
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