Mwanga I of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Mwanga I Sebanakitta
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1740 - 1741
Predecessor Mawanda of Buganda
Successor Namuggala of Buganda
Born Uganda
Died 1741
Unknown
Burial Kavumba, Busiro
Spouse 1. Lady Najjuma
2. Lady Nakabugo
3. Nabakyaala Nakiwala
4. Lady Nalubowa
5. Lady Namakula
Father Prince Musanje Golooba
Mother Namasole Nabulya Naluggwa

Mwanga I Sebanakitta was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 1740 until 1741. He was the twenty third (23rd) Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was the eldest son of Prince Musanje Golooba. His mother was Nabulya Naluggwa of the Ndiga clan, the second wife of his father. He ascended to the throne after the death of his uncle, Kabaka Mawanda Sebanakitta, in 1740.[1]

Married life[edit]

He is recorded to have married five (5) wives:

  • Najjuma, daughter of Natiigo, of the Lugave clan
  • Nakabugo, daughter of Mugema, of the Nkima clan
  • Naabakyaala Nakiwala, Omubikka, daughter of Semwanga, of the Ngonge clan
  • Nalubowa, daughter of Segiriinya, of the Ngo clan
  • Namakula, daughter of Mpinga, of the Lugave clan

Issue[edit]

He is recorded to have fathered three (3) sons:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Mulage, whose mother was Najjuma. He became Sabaddu to the princesses.
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kiwanuka, whose mother was Nakabugo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Nkondoggo, whose mother was Namakula

The final years[edit]

Kabaka Mwanga I Sebanakitta was killed by Nkunnumbi, in revenge for the murder of his son, around 1741. He was initially buried at Meerera. In 1860, his remains were exhumed and re-buried at Kavumba, Busiro.[2] He was succeeded by his brother, Prince Namuggala Kagali.

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Mawanda Sebanakitta
King of Buganda
c.1740-c.1741
Succeeded by
Namuggala Kagali

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Life And History of Kabaka Mwanga". Royalark.net. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ssekabaka Mwanga I Is Buried at Kavumba, Busiro". Buganda.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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