Suuna I of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Suuna I Kisolo
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1584 - 1614
Predecessor Jemba of Buganda
Successor Sekamaanya of Buganda
Born Uganda
Died 1614
Gimbo, Busiro
Burial Gimbo, Busiro
Spouse 1. Lady Nakigo
2. Lady Naluggwa
Father Nakibinge of Buganda
Mother Namasole Nassuuna

Suuna I Kisolo, also spelled as Ssuuna I Kisolo, was Kabaka (King) of the Kingdom of Buganda, reigning from about 1584 until his death around 1614. He was the 11th Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was the son of Kabaka Nakibinge Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda between 1524 and 1554. His mother was Nassuuna, his father's fifth wife. He took the throne after the death of his elder half-brother, Kabaka Jemba, in 1584. He established his capital at Gimbo Hill.

Married life[edit]

He married two wives:

  • Nakigo, daughter of Walusimbi, of the Ffumbe clan
  • Naluggwa, daughter of Lwoomwa, of the Ndiga clan


He fathered four sons:

  • Prince (Omulangira) Sewatti, whose mother was Nakigo
  • Prince (Omulangira) Gogombe
  • Prince (Omulangira) Kawaali
  • Kabaka Kimbugwe Kamegere, Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Naluggwa.

The final years[edit]

He died in middle-age, at his capital at Gimbo, Busiro in 1614. He was buried at Gimbo.[1]

See also[edit]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Jemba Busungwe
King of Buganda
c. 1584 – c. 1614
Succeeded by
Sekamaanya Kisolo


  1. ^ "The Life And History of Kabaka Suuna I". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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