Kimera of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Kimera Walusimbi
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1374 - 1404
Predecessor Chwa I of Buganda
Successor Ttembo of Buganda
Born circa 1360
Kibulala, Ssingo, Uganda
Died 1404
Burial Bumera, Busiro
Spouse 1. Lady Nabukalu
2. Lady Nakku
3. Lady Namagembe
Father Prince Kalemera of Buganda
Mother Namasole Wannyana

Kimera Walusimbi was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda between 1374 and 1404. He was the third king of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

Kimera was the only son of Prince Kalemeera, the son of Kabaka Chwa I Nabakka. His mother was Lady Wannyana, the supposed chief wife of King Winyi I of Bunyoro.[1]

The final years[edit]

Kabaka Kimera was killed in a hunting accident around 1404. He was clubbed on the head by his grandson Kabaka Ttembo Kiridde, who succeeded him. Some accounts narrate the event as a deliberate act, but the most convincing accounts say it was an accident. He was initially buried at the site of his death. In 1869, his remains were exhumed and re-buried at Lunnyo, near the city of Entebbe, close to where the present Uganda State House is located.[2] Other credible accounts give his burial place as Bumera Busiro.[3]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Chwa I
King of Buganda
Succeeded by

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Early History of Kabaka Kimera". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "The History And Life of Kabaka Kimera". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ssekabaka Kimera Is Buried At Bumera, Busiro". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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