|English||Black backed jackal|
|(i)Kibe, kibe kimaze okulya kyenkubye ensiko?
(ii)Nambuuze, kibe kyekubye nsiko.
(iii) Kyasanku, bakuzaala wa? Ku kizinga Wambogwe.
(iv)Gw`akwana amalirira, Muteesa; bw`anywa, bw`anywa, anywa nvuba, muyige wa ddalu, wa ddalu.
(v)Kibe kyebbika nsiko
Muyige the man believed to be the founder of the Kibe clan had a lot of free-range chicken in his courtyard in Bukunja, Kyaggwe. A fox that lived in the nearby forests kept harassing his fowls. He tried as much as he could to kill it but in vain. After eating all his chicken, he officially declared his hatred for the animal and said that none of his children shall associate with this animal. That is why the jackal (Kibe) came to be this clan`s totem.
The origins of this man are not quite clear. Some writers say that he came from Bukunja, Kyaggwe and moved on to Busujju. Other writers say that he came from Nyende Island of Lake Victoria in Nyanza and arrived in Buganda during the reign of King Kimera. Others say that he was in Buganda before Kintu came and his seat was in Busujju until he moved to Kyaggwe when Ssekabaka Jjuuko sent Prince Kayemba to go and conquer Buvuma Island. He went with so many Kibe clansmen on this mission. After the conquest, some of them remained on the Buvuma Island while others went to Busoga. So many others returned with the prince in Buganda and settled in Makindu, Buyikwe, Buzaama and Bugolo.
They were the chief brewers of the Kabaka, and this duty was assigned to them by Kabaka Ssemakookiro. When Prince Ssemakokiro was going to attack his brother Kabaka Jjunju for the *crime he committed againt his wife a man named Kyasanku was sent by the prince to bring him his wine and earlier, Kyasanku had discovered the use of a straw. He brought his wine in a calabash with a straw and the prince wondered what the stick was all about.Kyasanku explained to him how convenient it was to drink with a straw. The prince tried and it worked. The next time the prince wanted his wine, he asked Kyasanku to bring it with its stick in it and that is how he acquired the name Sseruti (translating into a stick) and that is how he became the chief brewer in the royal palace.
*Kabaka Jjunju wanted to consort with Ssemakokiro`s wife and when she declined him, he ordered that they disembowel her to see whether her pregnancy was of a boy or a girl.That was the cause of the war between Prince Ssemakokiro and Kabaka Jjunju.
Ssembuya, Ggombya, Kyegera, Ssennyumba, Gombe, Kinyaamye, Mayimbo, Ssemuwemba, Kabega, Kimpi, Kaziro, Kibe, Ssekasula, Kkonde, Gebukoba, Kagi, Tonsaakula, Mujeere, Mbuzimulanga, Kitoogo, Ttaka, Ssemakubire, Gwampa, Mugerere, Muwooya, Kiggo, Luvuuma, Lugudde, Kyoto, Mpasa, Kayemba, Kalinge, Bwoogi, Mbuga ya Munyoro, Kibaya, Kaziro, Kkonde, Kimpi, Bangwa, Ssekasula, Lubanga, Mulinde, Bugembe, Nyago, Luyiro, Kyanyaaka, Luwemba, Kakonge, Ssekasula, Sserumbaawo
Nambuya, Namuyige, Naluvuuma, Nnakangu, Bulya, Nalube, Nalubega, Nalyaazi, Nnamuyige, Nnalulyo, Nnagadya, Nnamuyenga, Betamiiza, Bulya, Bagabinga, Nnakaziro.
A large eared canine with long legs and a thick tail. The back is black and its underparts range from deep ochre to orange rufous colour. Its head and body measure between 70-100cm while the tail measures between 30-35cm. Its body weight ranges from 6.5-15.5kg.
Its diet is composed of small and medium mammals and sometimes, it snatches carrion from bigger and stronger predators. Both parents take care of the young puppies in their den.