|Omubala Clan motto||Abasaalizi ntakke, Nnamungoona azaalibwa yeewunze. Yajja aseka, Mukyambadde mulimu Engo bampe omuggo neewerekeze.|
Kajjabuwongwa who arrived in Buganda with Kintu is the grandfather of this clan. He did not have a totem but one season he cultivated land near a tree which had a colony of crows and people referred to him and his group as the crow neighbors and later by association, Kajjabuwongwa turned the bird into their official totem.
This clan is among the oldest in Buganda because its fore grandfather arrived in Buganda with Kintu. He arrived in Buganda carrying Kintu`s hand luggage which contained his special medicine and fetishes. He was Kintu`s fortune-teller and medicine-man.
After becoming kabaka and establishing his Nnono palace in Busujju, Kintu gave Kajjabuwongwa an estate called Magezi and a hill called Mbuule in Mawokota.
He was succeeded by his son Mugwe after death but he went to Kyalusowe and joined the Bunyoro king who ruled Buddu then. His brothers joined him and settled on various neighboring hills of Kibindu, Bisanje and Kyalusowe apart from Kidiba who returned to Buganda and permanently settled in Mbuule.
Their official duties in the royal palace were to hold the king`s special bag that contained medicine and fetishes. They also made bark cloths; Nnaakeera and Kalibattanya.
Their official name Banjala came from spreading coffee beans as they dried them. Their clan head is known as Kajjabuwongwa and their clan seats are in Kasaka and Kalinga.
*** In Ankole, the Crow clansmen are the Bakimbiri. ***
Mugwe, Kidiba, Taliro, Jjuma, Kabagyo, Kabuzi, Kkunsa, Muzuula, Wakagiri, Masaaba, Lubandi, Lukindu, Lutabi, Namunyaaka, Kwezi, Kyanda, Ggubya, Ssebide, Nkumbi, Kitikke, Mbulekayo, Lukooto, Kiryambalaki, Walubi, Ssemiganda, Bulondo, Kaziro, Kiguba, Kibiina, Kasenyi, Mpuulo, Ssemajwala, Kyajjakuzimba, Ssembuya, Lutembe, Busere, Nnaalagira, Watuula, Mukomazi, Mukwanga, Makooba, Mbuule, Baagabba, Kagulusi, Lukoko, Kayabula, Kalinnimula, Nnyanja-ebulya, Lukajaju, Muwafu, Njogerere, Wakayembe, Bisiriba, Mikingo, Munywanyi, Ssemitego, Mpewo, Bafumba, Bakunguvvule, Kanatta, Kaliika, Makoola, Dona, Semmango, Kasiita, Bakasambe, Kalibwani (Ab`enkima balituuma), Waddiga, Kimogofu, Ssemukuutu, Ngubiri
Najjuma, Nawanda, Nambuule, Nannyonjo, Naluyange, Kyoteeka, Nantaayi, Nabisere, Nabiteete, Nabisunsa, Nabigavu, Nabiwande, Nabikolo, Nabiwembe, Nakaliika, Bujune, Nampewo, Nkwanzi
A black raven-like scavenger with white collar and breast. Its length from beak to tail is about 50cm. It is high pitched and lives around seacoasts, cities, villages and farms. Although it makes a nest, it is not a master builder. It lays 3-7 eggs after a dramatized display and incubates them for about 19 days.
The pied crow clears unwanted garbage and its assorted diet is therefore hard to describe but its favourite includes insects, dead fish and eggs. It is a masterful flier and in mid air, it harasses powerful raptors like eagles and vultures.