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 Embwa
Akabbiro Kyuma kya Mbwa
English Dog
Clan Leader Mutasingwa
Estates Kiggwa
Ssaza Busujju
Omubala Clan motto (i) Goba omukazi oleete embwa 
(ii) Ntegereza ntegereza abataka kye batukola

There is a legend which tells a tale of Kintu and his three sons. In this legend, Kintu who in other stories is known to have come from either Masaaba (Mt Elgon) or Galla, Abbyssinia without a totem happens to belong to have a dog as his totem. 

The legend goes on to say that Kintu had three children namely; Gguluddene, Chwa and Wakayima. After his death, his son Ccwa succeeded him and one day Ccwa saw a dog eat filth. He swore never to accord the respect he had for dogs and went ahead to dismiss it as their totem but his brother Gguluddene refused and retained the dog in its position saying he cannot leave his father`s totem for any other.

Since Gguluddene was brother to Ccwa Nabakka, he was then uncle to Kalemeera and therefore grandfather to Kimera.When Kimera arrived in Buganda to ascend his grandfather`s throne, he assigned Gguluddene the duty of looking after his mother Wannyana and for a long time this clan was in charge of king mothers (Namasole) till the reign of Kimbugwe who shifted the duty to Prince Kamyuuka of Bbembe.

Gguluddene was born in Busujju, Nnono palace and his father Kintu took him to Kituba where he stayed until he was shifted to Kiggwa in Busujju by Kabaka Kateregga. Because earlier he refused to agree with his on the totem issue, Ccwa therefore named him Mutasingwa, which means one who can`t be defeated. The head of this clan to date is referred to as Mutasingwa and their clan seat is in Busiro in a place called Gguludene. 

This clan is small today because its members were not eligible to become chiefs because of their royal connection. Since they were Kintu`s descendants, there was fear that they would grab the throne at some stage, so if a member had to become chief, he had to hide under another clan and literary denounce his roots. 
Their royal duties were to lead the king to battle. They used to look after king mothers. The clan had the duty of making the chief drum, Mujaguzo and putting the fetish into it. They were in charge of burying kings and this particular duty was carried out by Sempungu of the dog clan.

Gguluddene, Maseruka, Mulindwa, Ssebakiggye, Lukaddiye, Musisi, Lumasa, Njala, Weekirevu, Mpindi, Kyuma, Lugobe, Kakumba

Nakasi, Nakitende (Ab`olugave balituuma), Nalubaale, Nnaamala, Nnamulindwa, Nammondo, Nantaba, Nakanyiga, Nakyuma