|Akabbiro||Ngujulu (type of animal)|
|(i) Ow’omugugu aliguta
(ii) Ssendabanyoro tentama
The head of this clan is called Kitanda but the man from whom Njaza clan claim descent is Kayimbye-Obutezi-N’okukwakkuliza of Kiwawu, Busujju. Their principal estates were in Mabira Forest, Kirugu in Kyaggwe and their origin is traced up to Bunyoro. Their current official estates are in Kkonko where Kitanda lives.
They were traditionally elephant hunters so when Kintu settled in Buganda as King, they became his official hunters and paid their tribute to him in form of ivory. On the king’s coronation, the Njaza clansmen brought a tusk of ivory which the king jumped in a ritual to increase the number of elephants in the kingdom.
This clan fought many wars for Buganda against Busoga because they were neighbouring the great River Nile (Kiira) which separated Busoga and Buganda. Incidentally, the very clansmen also used to hide in Busoga whenever they infuriated the Kabaka. This explains partly why Buganda never defeated Busoga to annex it like it did with other neighbouring kingdoms. The Nile must have been a great obstacle and the resisting clans.
Because of the geographical location of their land, these people enjoyed privileges of the two kingdoms to the extent of becoming chiefs in Busoga in Gabula district and acquiring of estates in Bugerere.
They were the ones in charge of the god of chase who helped them pursue the animals they hunted. Their principal duty at the palace was to hunt elephants for the king.
They were the tax collectors of the Kigungu market which controlled the trade between Busoga and Buganda. They supplied the king with a wife called Nakalyowa. (Check last duty in Nsimbi page 206 Line c)
The Kabaka Mwanga II lake project was headed by Kaggwa Ndikumulaga of the Njaza clan.
Waguma, Kyazze, Bbengo, Kinaalwa, Kalyowa, Kiddu, Kalumba, Mwase, Lubambula, Lukabwe, Kagumba, Ndalu, Kisuule, Mabikke, Lumbuye, Sserubidde, Nkambwe, Lukoma, Nkambo,Sseggwanyi
Nakyazze, Nakalyoowa, Nakiddu, Bakwanye, Nnalugo, Nnakitanda, Nnagujja (Ab’enjovu balituuma), Ndagire (abambejja balituuma), Nnanjego, Nakirindi, Nnakangu
The head and body of this thick-furred antelope is between 100-135cm and the tail is 18-20cm. Females weigh 35-45kg while males range between 43-65kg.
Its colour ranges between pale sandy colour to deep ochre and males have hooky horns which are forward- pointed.
It dwells in a grassland habitat and feeds mainly during the night but in the dry season, it can graze day and night.
Gestation is 28 weeks and gives birth to one. Males mature in four years while females take a year to sexually mature. Their lifespan is ten years.