Welcome to Buganda Kingdom Official Website

The Kingdom of Buganda is situated in the Central region of the country known today as Uganda. It is right in the heart of Africa astride the Equator and in the North West shores of Lake Victoria and it's also the source of the great river Nile. Buganda Kingdom is the home to the nation's political and commercial capital city Kampala as well as the country's main International airport Entebbe.

The Kingdom's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine which is moderated by relatively high altitude. Since it's near Lake Victoria, it's mean annual temperature ranges from 16 degrees 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperature averages between 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than night temperatures. Rainfall is evenly distributed around the area and the mean annual rainfall often exceeds 2100 millimeters. The area is warm rather than hot and temperatures vary little throughout the year.The Baganda had a centralised system of government which by 1750 was the most well organised More..

Totem Ekkobe kaama
Akabbiro kaama (type of wild creepingbean)
English Air potato
Clan Leader Namwama
Estates Buwama
Ssaza Mawokota
Omubala Clan motto Kasonzi mulwadde

There is a legend that a man once went to visit his in-laws and saw very good air potatoes. He had food scarcity at his home and never wanted his in-laws to know, so he decided to help himself. Under the cover of darkness, the man went and stole the yams both for cooking and planting. He hid them in his goat-skin bag and placed them by the road-side where he was planning to pass the following morning. However, his in-laws escorted him beyond that point so he never took his bounty. On their way back, they saw his bag where it was hidden and on removing it out, they saw their potatoes. They went home, cooked the yams and sent them to him in his goat-skin bag. On realizing that his plan was discovered, he committed suicide and his children refused to eat the air potatoes that caused their father`s death and from then on the air-potato became their totem.

It is believed that the fore grandfather of this clan came to Buganda with Kintu. His name was Nsereko and he was among the brave men that helped Kintu attack Bemba in Naggalabi. After overthrowing Bemba and building his Nnono Palace, Kintu gave Nsereko a village called Kanyanya. He also gave him an Estate in Mawokota called Buzimwa. Later, the Kabaka gave Nsereko the whole of Mawokota to lead but he arrived late and the post went to someone else. Nsereko went to a place called Tekwete, waged war with the natives and after defeating them, he built his permanent court there.

The name Namwana given to the head of this clan was given to Nsereko by Kintu but as Namuyama. It is people who later changed it to become Namwana. Nsereko died in Buwama and was buried in Tekwete which is now the official Clan Seat of the Kkobe clan. All the heads of the Kkobe clan are buried in their official grounds in Buzimwa.
The Kkobe strong and brave clansman Kyewalabye is the one who defeated the Banyoro of Mubende to add Buweekula to Buganda during the reign of Kamaanya. This made the clan popular and favourite to the Kabaka. The clan has a seat in Buweekula known as Kabyuuma where Kyewaalabye was buried.

Their royal duty was to make the special bark cloth known as Bigwawotebiraga from a root of a ficcus tree which Mugema wraps around the king during coronation. They were the smiths during the reign of Kintu making special spears for the king. Wanda of the Kkobe clan is the one who played a flute known as Mwokola for the Kabaka.

Nsereko, Namukangula, Lwabiriza, Kakinda, Busuulwa, Kayiwa, Male, Kayongo, Ssekamatte, Ssebabi, Ssentumbwe, Mutumba, Ssebuliba, Kyewaalabye, Ssettuba, Ssevvume, Teketwe, Nviiri, Kawuma, Kirabira, Nakanyakaali, Mabiriizi, Mulaalira, Muluuli, Ssekkonge, Ntembo, Kibombo, Ssennyomo, Kiragga, Nkuboye, Ssewakiryanga, Kibugo, Sskalembe, Ssemagulu, Magala, Kitunzi, Ssennyondo, Nsozi, Miti

Namale, Nakayiwa, Nakamatte, Nababi, Nantumbwe, Nassimbwa, Nambooze, Nakakaawa, Nabanoba, Nantege, Kiwabudde, Nakibuule, Mbatudde, Naamala, Nambiro, Nakalembe, Nabwami, Nambalirwa, Katana, Mbawadde, Mpuuna, Naabikaajumbe, Nnango, Kiwamaaso.