Semakookiro of Buganda
|Ssekabaka Semakookiro Wasajja Nabbunga|
|Kabaka of Buganda|
|Reign||1797 - 1814|
|Predecessor||Jjunju of Buganda|
|Successor||Kamaanya of Buganda|
|Spouse||1. Naabakyaala Nansikombi Ndwadd'ewazibwa, the Kaddulubaale
2. Lady Balambi
3. Lady Bawedde
4. Lady Bwaayita
5. Lady Guluma
6. Lady Gwowoleza
7. Lady Jajjaw'abaana
8. Nabakyaala Kikubula Nassaza
9. Lady Nabisunsa
10. Lady Namatama
11. Lady Seb'andabawa
12. Naabakyaala Sirisa, Kabejja
13. Lady Sikyayinza
14. Naabakyaala Namisango, the Nnabagereka
15. Naabakyaala Nasuzewabi
|Father||Kyabaggu of Buganda|
Semakookiro, also spelled as Ssemakookiro, whose full name is Semakookiro Wasajja Nabbunga, was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda, from 1797 until 1814. He was the twenty-seventh (27th) Kabaka of Buganda.
Claim to the throne
He was the son of Kabaka Kyabaggu Kabinuli, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1750 and 1780. His mother was Nanteza, the seventeenth (17th) of his father's twenty (20) wives. He ascended the throne after the death of his brother, Kabaka Jjunju Sendegeya, whom he defeated and killed in battle; the Battle of Kiwawu, in 1797. He established his capital at Kasangati.
He is recorded to have married fifteen (15) wives:
- Naabakyaala Nansikombi Ndwadd'ewazibwa, the Kaddulubaale, daughter of Luyombo, of the Nsenene (Grasshopper) clan
- Balambi, daughter of Sembuzi, of the Ndiga clan
- Bawedde, daughter of Nakato, of the Mbogo clan
- Bwaayita, daughter of Jjumba, of the Nkima clan
- Guluma, daughter of Lusinga, of the Ntalaganya clan
- Gwowoleza, daughter of Luzige, of the Ndiga clan
- Jajjaw'abaana, daughter of Serusa, of the Ndiga clan
- Naabakyaala Kikubula, Nassaza, daughter of Luzige, of the Ndiga clan
- Nabisunsa, daughter of Mukusu, of the Mpindi clan
- Namatama, daughter of Malunda, of the Ndiga clan
- Seb'andabawa, daughter of Nkali, of the Ngeye clan
- Naabakyaala Sirisa, Kabejja, daughter of Sekiwedde, of the Mamba clan
- Sikyayinza, daughter of Jjumba, of the Nkima clan
- Naabakyaala Namisango, Naabagereka, daughter of Luyombo, of the Nsenene (Grasshopper) clan
- Naabakyaala Nasuzewabi, daughter of Bunnya, of the Nsenene clan
The children of Kabaka Semakookiro included the following:
- Prince (Omulangira) Kanaakulya Mukasa, who succeeded his father as Kabaka Kamaanya Kadduwamala, Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Ndwadd'ewazibwa
- Princess (Omumbejja) Ndagire, whose mother was Ndwadd'ewazibwa
- Prince (Omulangira) Luyenje, whose mother was Bawedde
- Prince (Omulangira) Tebattagwaabwe, whose mother was Bwaayita
- Prince (Omulangira) Nyiningabo. He was killed by being burned alive at Benga, for rebellion against his father.
- Prince (Omulangira) Kafunende. He was killed by being burned alive at Benga, for rebellion against his father.
- Prince (Omulangira) Kiyimba, whose mother was Seb'andabawa
- Prince (Omulangira) Kakirebwe, whose mother was Sirisa
- Prince (Omulangira) Kakungulu, whose mother was Sikyayinza. Prince Kakungulu became the father of twins, born before 1814
- Prince (Omulangira) Mutebi I, whose mother was Gwowoleza. He was killed by drowning in Busoga for rebellion against his father
- Prince (Omulangira) Mutebi II, whose mother was Jajjaw'abaana). He contested the succession of his brother in 1814, but was defeated and fled to Bukoba, in Kyaggwe.
- Prince (Omulangira) Zzimbe, whose mother was Namatama
- Princess (Omumbejja) Nakuyita, whose mother was Balambi
- Princess (Omumbejja) Nabisalo, whose mother was Guluma
- Princess (Omumbejja) Nagaddya, whose mother was Nabisunsa
- Princess (Omumbejja) Nabinaka
The final years
Kabaka Semakookiro died from an affliction, in old age at the Jjunju Palace at Kasangati, in Kyaddondo County. He was initially buried at Kasangati. In 1869, his remains were exhumed and re-buried at Kisimbiri in Busiro County.
|King of Buganda
- "The History and Life of Kabaka Semakookiro". Royalark.net. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- "Ssekabaka Semakookiro Is Buried at Kisimbiri, Busiro". Buganda.com. Retrieved 4 October 2014.