Jemba of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Jemba Busungwe
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1564–1584
Predecessor Mulondo of Buganda
Successor Suuna I of Buganda
Born Uganda
Died 1584
Bubango, Busiro
Burial Bubango, Busiro
Spouse 1. Lady Nabbanja
2. Lady Nakkazi
3. Lady Nanfuka
Father Nakibinge of Buganda
Mother Namasole Najjemba

Jemba Busungwe (died 1584) was Kabaka (king) of the Kingdom of Buganda between 1564 and 1584. He was the 10th Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was the son of Kabaka Nakibinge Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda, between 1524 and 1554. His mother was Najjemba, the 2nd wife of his father. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his elder half-brother. He established his capital at Bubango Hill, in what became Busiro Country, in modern-day Wakiso District.

Married life[edit]

He had three wives:

  • Nabbanja, daughter of Kayiira, of the Mbogo clan
  • Nakkazi, daughter of Gabunga, of the Mamba clan
  • Nanfuka, daughter of Kasujja, of the Ngeye clan


He fathered four sons:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Kawaali, whose mother was Nabbanja
  • Prince (Omulangira) Lulume, whose mother was Nabbanja
  • Prince (Omulangira) Gogombe, whose mother was Nakkazi
  • Prince (Omulangira) Zigulu, whose mother was Nanfuka

The final years[edit]

He died at the Bagambamunyoro Palace, Bubango, Busiro County, in 1584. He was buried at Gombe, in Bulemeezi County.[1] Other credible sources place his burial place at Bubango, Busiro.[2]

See also[edit]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Mulondo Sekajja
King of Buganda
Succeeded by
Suuna I Kisolo


  1. ^ "The History And Life of Kabaka Jemba". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ssekabaka Jemba Is Buried at Bubango, Busiro". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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