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Mutesa II of Buganda : biography

November 19, 1924 - November 21, 1969

Major General Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa II KBE (19 November 1924 – 21 November 1969), was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 22 November 1939 until his death. He was the thirty-fifth Kabaka of Buganda and the first President of Uganda. He was widely known as King Freddie. at

Early life

Mutesa was born at the house of Sir Albert Cook in Makindye, Kampala, on 19 November 1924, the fifth son of Sir Daudi Chwa II KCMG KBE, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1897 and 1939. His mother was Lady Irene Drusilla Namaganda, of the Nte clan. He was educated at King's College Budo, a prestigious school in Uganda.

At the age of fifteen, upon the death of his father on 22 November 1939, he was proclaimed Kabaka, and was installed outside the Lubiri at Mengo on 26 November 1939. Thereafter he reigned under a Council of Regents until he came of age and assumed full powers.

Succession table as Head of State

Married life

Mutesa married Lady Damali in 1948 and is said to have fathered many children with her and another ten women:

  1. Naabakyaala Damali Catherine Nnakawombe, the Naabagereka, daughter of Christopher Kisosonkole of the Nkima clan. Wedding on November 19, 1948 at St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe.
  2. Edith Kasozi
  3. Omubiitokati (Princess) Beatrice Kabasweka, a Mutoro from Toro.
  4. Kate Ndagire. Married in 1950
  5. Naabakyaala Sarah Nalule, Omuzaana Kabejja, sister of the Naabagereka, and daughter of Christopher Kisosonkole of the Nkima clan. Married in 1954.
  6. Muzaana Nalwooga. She died in 2003.
  7. Nesta M. Rugumayo, a Mutoro, from Toro
  8. Kaakako Rwanchwende, a Munyankole princess from Ankole.
  9. Winifred Keihangwe, a Munyankole princess from Ankole. She was imprisoned by Milton Obote and released only shortly before going into labor, in 1966.
  10. Lady Ngatho, a Kikuyu, from Nairobi, Kenya.
  11. Catherine Karungu, a Munyankole princess from Ankole
  12. Muzaana Naome Nanyonga, of Nsenene clan from Masaka Buddu died in 2006.


Mutesa is recorded to have fathered at least eleven sons and seven daughters:

  1. Prince (kiweewa) Luswata. the very first son of kabaka mutesa. He was born in wakiso. He lived and studied in France. He died in the early 90s and buried at kasubi tombs, naulagala.
  2. Prince Robert Masamba Kimera, whose mother was Nesta M. Rugumayo. He was born in Kampala in 1950. He was educated at St. Mary's College Kisubi, King's College Budo and in Canada. He worked as a geologist with the Swaziland Department of Geology, between 1980 and 1983. He was a Lecturer at the Nakawa Vocational School from 1991 until 1992. In 1993, he settled in Canada.
  3. Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, whose mother was Sarah Nalule
  4. Prince (Omulangira) Suuna Frederick Wampamba, whose mother was Edith Kasozi. He was a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Uganda Army. He was killed on the orders of Idi Amin, at Bombo in 1972. He is buried at Kasubi Nabulagala.
  5. Prince (Omulangira) Henry Kalemeera, whose mother was Damali Nnakawombe. He was educated at King's College, Budo and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is an aeronautical engineer. He settled in the United States. Worked or still works as a Flight Engineer with American Airlines.
  6. Prince (Omulangira) George Michael Ndawula, whose mother was Muzaana Nalwooga.
  7. Prince (Omulangira) Richard Walugembe Bamweyana, whose mother was Sarah Nalule. He was born in 1956, educated at Achimota School, Ghana and worked in the fashion and advertising industries. He died in the 2000s. He was buried at Kasubi Nabulagala.
  8. Prince (Omulangira) Katabaazi Mukarukidi, whose mother was Damali Nnakawombe. He is an airline pilot in Nigeria.
  9. Prince (Omulangira) Patrick Nakibinge, whose mother was Sarah Nalule. He died in the 2000s and is buried at Kasubi Nabulagala.
  10. Prince (Omulangira) Daudi Golooba. He was educated at King's College Budo and Makerere University. He is an accountant. He is a founder member and Chairman of the Buganda Heritage Association of UK and Ireland (Founded in 1998). He settled in the United Kingdom.
  11. Prince (Omulangira) Herbert Kateregga, whose mother was Kaakako Rwanchwende. He settled in the United Kingdom.
  12. Prince (Omulangira) Daudi Kintu Wasajja, whose mother was Winifred Keihangwe. He was born in Kampala in May 1966, after his father had left Uganda. He was educated at Nottingham University in the UK, graduating with a B.A.. He worked as an Executive Underwriter for Pan World Insurance Company and as Regional Retail Manager for Celtel (Uganda) Limited (now Airtel Uganda Limited). He is a member of Buganda Land Board, Kabira Country Club, Hash Harriers Athletic Club and others. Lives in Kampala, Uganda.
  13. Princess (Omumbejja) Dorothy Kabonesa Namukaabya, Nassolo, whose mother was Damali Nakawombe. She was born at the Mengo Palace in 1951. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi. Lives in Kampala, Uganda.
  14. Princess (Omumbejja) Dina Kigga Mukarukidi, whose mother was Beatrice Kabasweka. She works at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  15. Princess (Omumbejja) Anne Sarah Kagere Nandawula, whose mother is Kate Ndagire. Born at Mengo in 1951.
  16. Princess (Omumbejja) Catherine Agnes Nabaloga, whose mother was Kate Ndagire. She was installed as the Lubuga at the coronation of her brother Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the thirty-sixth Kabaka of Buganda, who has reigned since 1993 until today. Princess Nabaloga is the Patron of Buganda Heritage Association in Denmark. The association was founded in 1998. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Linguistics.
  17. Princess (Omumbejja) Alice Mpologoma Zaalwango, whose mother was Edith Kasozi. She was born in 1961. She was educated at Gayaza Junior School, Kibuli High School and Makerere University. She died in Pretoria, South Africa from breast cancer on March 23, 2005. She is buried at Kasubi.
  18. Princess (Omumbejja) Stella Ndagire. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, whose mother was Lady Ngatho, a Kikuyu. She was raised in Kampala and Nairobi. Settled in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  19. Princess (Omumbejja) Diana Balizza Muggale Teyeggala, the youngest child of the late Kabaka, was born in Kampala in October 1966, after her father had gone into exile. He mother is Catherine Karungu, an Ankole princess. Teyeggala never saw her father alive. She resides in Kampala.
  20. Princess (Omumbejja) Jane Mpologoma Nabanakulya born in Sunga - Buyaga (Bunyoro - Kitara Kingdom)on 12/04/1964 by Omuzaana Naome Nanyonga Midwife and founder of Sunga Maternity Hospital. Princess Mpologoma group with her mother through her childhood and she too never saw her Father. At one time taken care of Mr. Arafayiri\Rafile Musoke a well known farmer in Sunga and an old friend of the Late Kabaka also regularly visited by Prince(Omulangira) Juuko Walugembe of Bugerere. Mopologoma attended H.H.The Aga Khan Primary School in Kampala and later on she joined Ngora Nursing School in Teso. Went to leave in Athens - Greece where she continued her studies in nursing. She also lived in Stockholm Sweden and in 2003 She moved to London where she lives with her husband Mr. David Segawa Mukasa working for Essex County Council in United Kingdom.
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