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Kabaka is the title of the king of the Kingdom of Buganda. According to the traditions of the Baganda they are ruled by two kings, one spiritual and the other material....
of the Kingdom of Buganda
Buganda is a subnational kingdom within Uganda. The kingdom of the Ganda people, Buganda is the largest of the traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda, comprising all of Uganda's Central Region, including the Ugandan capital Kampala, with the exception of the disputed eastern Kayunga District...
between 1690 and 1704. He was the seventeenth (17th) Kabaka of Buganda.
Claim to the throne
He was the third son of Kabaka Kateregga Kamegere
Kateregga Kamegere was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda between 1644 and 1674. He was the fourteenth Kabaka of Buganda.-Claim to the throne:...
, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1644 and 1674. His mother was Namutebi of the Mamba clan, who was the eighth (8th) of his father's nine wives. He ascend
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ed the throne
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upon the death
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of his elder brother. He established his capital at Lunnyo. Lunnyo is located near the city of Entebbe
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, close to where the current Uganda State House stands today.
He married three wives:
- Nabbanja, daughter of Kasujja, of the Ngeye clan
- Nakku, daughter of Walusimbi, of the Ffumbe clan
- Banseka, daughter of Impendinga, of the Happe Ayetiinth Bithdaie Clan
He fathered three sons:
- Prince (Omulangira) Sematimba, whose mother was Nabbanja
- Prince (Omulangira) Wakayima, whose mother was Nabbanja
- Prince (Omulangira) Kewumpuli, whose mother was Nakku. He was born limbless and consequently excluded from the succession.
The final years
Kabaka Kayemba died at an advanced age around 1704. He is buried at Nabulagala, Busiro.