Kato Kintu

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Ssekabaka Kato Kintu
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign Early 14th Century
Predecessor None
Successor Chwa I of Buganda
Born Uganda
Died Mid-14th century
Nnono, Busujju
Burial Nnono, Busujju
Spouse Nambi Nantuttululu
Father Kagona
Mother Namukana

Kato Kintu Kakulukuku[1](fl. early 14th century)[2]was the first Kabaka (king) of the Kingdom of Buganda. Kato Kintu[3][4][5][6][7][8] is not to be confused with Kintu, the first person on the earth according to Buganda legend. Kato Kintu gave himself the name "Kintu", a name that he knew the Baganda associated with the father of all people.[9]

Background and reign[edit]

Kintu was born at Bukasa Village, in the Ssese Islands, on Lake Nalubaale. He established his capital at Nnono, Busujju County. He fathered five children, one daughter and four sons.[10]

  • Prince (Omulangira) Lukedi
  • Prince (Omulangira) Winyi
  • Prince (Omulangira) Mulanga Kimera
  • Prince (Omulangira) Chwa I Nabakka
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Nang'oma

The final days[edit]

Kabaka Kato Kintu[11] died at age thirty. He was buried at Nnono, Busujju County.[10]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
King of Buganda
early fourteenth century
Succeeded by
Chwa I

See also[edit]


  1. ^ History of Buganda: From the Foundation of the Kingdom To 1900. CRC Press. 1972. pp. 35, 94, 95. 
  2. ^ Shaping the Society Christianity and Culiture: Special Reference to the African Culture of Buganda. Author House. 2012. p. 94. 
  3. ^ The Kings of Buganda. East African Publishing House. 1971. p. 42. 
  4. ^ The historical tradition of Busoga, Mukama and Kintu. Clarendon Press. 1972. pp. 86,87,88. 
  5. ^ Chronology, Migration, and Drought in Interlacustrine Africa. Africana Pub. Co. 1978. p. 150. 
  6. ^ Afrique des Grands lacs. Zone Books. 2003. p. 113. 
  7. ^ Myth, Ritual, and Kingship in Buganda. Oxford University Press. 1991. p. 95. 
  8. ^ The Bitter Bread of Exile: The Financial Problems of Sir Edward ... Progressive Publishing. 2013. p. 6. 
  9. ^ "The Founding of Buganda". Buganda.com. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Buyers, Christopher (April 2012). "The Abalasangeye Dynasty: Kabaka Kato Kintu". Royalark.Net. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  11. ^ Dictionary of African Historical Biography, University of California Press, 1989, pp. 72, 109 

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