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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 Enjaza
Akabbiro Ngujulu (type of animal)
English Bohor Reedbuck
Clan Leader Kitanda
Estates Kkonko
Ssaza Kyaggwe
Omubala
Clan motto
(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.