Kateregga of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Kateregga Kamegere
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1644 - 1674
Predecessor Kimbugwe of Buganda
Successor Mutebi I of Buganda
Born Uganda
Died 1584
Burial Buteregga, Busiro
Spouse 1. Lady Nakabugo
2. Lady Nakamu
3. Lady Nakinyago
4. Lady Naalongo Kawenyera
5. Lady Naluggwa
6. Lady Namayumba
7. Lady Namugayi
8. Lady Namutebi
9. Lady Nanzigu
Father Sekamaanya of Buganda
Mother Namasole Nabuuso

Kateregga Kamegere was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda between 1644 and 1674. He was the fourteenth (14th) Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was the only son of Kabaka Sekamaanya Kisolo, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1614 and 1634. His mother was Nabakyaala Nabuuso, the Naabagareka, his father's only wife. He ascended to the throne following the death of his stepfather, allegedly, after killing him by witchcraft around 1644. He established his capital at Lugeye Hill.

Married life[edit]

He married nine (9) wives:

  • Nakabugo, daughter of Mugema, of the Nkima clan
  • Nakamu, daughter of Kinyolo, of the Nkima clan
  • Nakinyago, daughter of Naserenga, of the Ffumbe clan
  • Naalongo Kawenyera, sister of Nakabugo, and daughter of Mugema, of the Nkima clan
  • Naluggwa, daughter of Lwoomwa, of the Ndiga clan
  • Namayumba, daughter of Mugema, of the Nkima clan
  • Namugayi, daughter of Mpinga, of the Lugave clan
  • Namutebi, daughter of Mbaja, of the Mamba clan.
  • Nanzigu, daughter of Sekayiba, of the Mbogo clan.


He fathered fifteen (15) children:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Lumansi Kijojo, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Naluwembe, whose mother was Nakamu
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kinyago, whose mother was Nakinyago
  • Prince (Omulangira) Waswa, whose mother was Naalongo Kawenyera. (Born before 1644 with twin brother Kato)
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kato, whose mother was Naalongo Kawenyera. (Born before 1644 with twin brother Waswa)
  • Prince (Omulangira) Senninde, whose mother was Naluggwa
  • Prince (Omulangira) Gaweserwa, whose mother was Naluggwa
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kawuuwa, whose mother was Namayumba
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kawagga, whose mother was Namugayi
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kazibwe Katakessu, whose mother was Namugayi
  • Kabaka Mutebi I, Kabaka of Buganda from 1674 until 1680, whose mother was Namutebi
  • Kabaka Juuko Mulwaana, Kabaka of Buganda, between 1680 and 1690, whose mother was Namutebi
  • Kabaka Kayemba Kisiki, Kabaka of Buganda, between 1690 and 1704, whose mother was Namutebi
  • Prince (Omulangira) Nzigu, whose mother was Nanzigu
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Nazibanja, whose mother was Naluggwa.

The final years[edit]

He died from a millipede sting to his genitals in 1674. He was buried at Mitw'ebiri.[1] Other credible sources put his burial place at Buteregga, Busiro.[2]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Kimbugwe Kamegere
King of Buganda
Succeeded by
Mutebi I

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The History of Kabaka Kateregga". Royalark.net. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ssekabaka Kateregga Is Buried At Buteregga, Busiro". Buganda.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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