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It is believed that longtime ago legend grandfather, Walusiri who later turned to be Walusimbi as situated in his palace at Lunyo, Entebbe in Busiro County started mobilizing and sensitizing his fellow legends (Abataka) on issues of ascertaining the formation of Ffumbe Clan in Buganda Kingdom; among these is Kasujja, Mbazira, Ndugwa and Kitanda.

ffumbe clanDuring that time, the now known Buganda Kingdom was then called Muwawa. Though people who lived in Muwawa during that time were very few, the legend grandfather then Walusiri managed to mobilize and started leading them which assisted him to be installed the first Kabaka of Muwawa now known as Buganda Kingdom.

The King Walusiri had six other names; Buganda, Nansangwawo, Wuuyo, Laba, Wanga and Beene. The name Walusiri was later changed to Walusimbi for the reason of his style of interest for wearing bangos and cowary shells.

He married very many wives (Queens) though the most prominent were only three (3);

  1. Kaddulubaale – Nakalaama Nnalongo
  2. Kabejja - Bandi
  3. Muwanika Nnassaza

The above prominent Queens and others married by King Walusiri gave him very many children remembered as; Makubuya, Kisitu, Winyi-Waswa, Kintu-Kato, Bukulu, Sebaganga (Buganda), Lukidi, Kkeya, Ndimuwala, Nansangwawo, Muganwa, Mbuubi and Ndibuuliriza among others.
Because of his prominent buganda character of a fighting, King Buganda was very famous in Muwawa and this later contributed to the changing of Muwawa into Buganda to date. He lived for a very long time as a king of Muwawa (Buganda) in Lunyo but later he migrated to Busawuli near Mmende in Busiro County were he also built a palace. He then lived in Busawuli up when he died (okukisa omukono) again after a long time in kingship as Walusimbi. Before his burial, they removed his skull and took it back to Lunyo as his first palace where it is kept for clan and Buganda cultural museum.  His body was laid to rest in Busaawuuli and it is where his tomb is found to date.

Kingship was then taken by his successor; Makubuya son of Buganda (Walusimbi) who later decided to transfer his palace to a hill then known as “Kisilikikadde” now called Bakka in Busiro County. When he died, King Makubuya was buried on a different hill called Makubuya in Busiro County and later his brother (Kisitu-Buganda) took the Kinship as a successor of Makubuya.  During his reign as a King, Kisitu-Buganda fought and removed a man called “Bbemba” who then wanted to install himself forcefully to the Buganda Kingship of during that time.

Bbemba had built his palace in Nagalabi, Buddo Busiro County which later threatened the King and all his fellow legends (Abataka). After analyzing Bbemba’s plan to install himself as King, he also planned ahead with his brother Kato-Kintu who was promised Kingship after killing Bbemba. He gathered the Army and attacked Bbemba and later killed him to fulfill his promise he made to his brother King Kisitu-Buganda. The King (Kisitu-Buganda) was so happy that his brother (Kato-Kintu) had accomplished the mission; he later enthroned him as King of Buganda (Muwawa) with an agreement that Kisitu-Buganda was to stay the King of the Bush. It is reported that Kato-Kintu then went back to Bbaka in Busiro County to start tentative leadership of Ffumbe Clan.

It is from that legend reason herein above and case sensitive that all the grandsons from the lineage of the said legends do not bow down to the King of Buganda as a cultural way of paying respect but only show a sign as war heros to the King of Buganda.

It believed that Kisitu Ntege is one of the grand legends who had very many children and below are the few who got to be known in his history

His known sons were;

  1. Nazinkumye (Successor of Kisitu-Ntege)
  2. Walusiri
  3. Lweggula
  4. Wasswa (Sewasswa)
  5. Fumu
  6. Bukulubwa wadda (Nagaya)
  7. Kantuntu
  8. Kaweesa (Maggunda)
  9. Ssejjala (Sempala)
  10. Kyomya
    his known daughters;
  1. Nsinjo
  2. Nawanana
  3. Nabakka
  4. Nakisozi
  5. Zawedde

One day Kisitu Walusimbi made his “trap” and it got a tiny animal on that hill known as Bbaka (Kisirikikadde). When he was removing the trap, the animal on it bite one of his upper leg (thigh) and he made a violent arum because of the pain. His children went for instant rescue of their father but Bukulubwawadda provoked him that you are crying because of this small animal; and it was from this snario that Bukulubwawadda was nicknamed; Nagaya.

His daughter; Kikuku (Nsinjo) brought a wood and gave it to his brother Bukulubwawadda who used it to hit and kill the animal; this also caused Kikuku (Nsinjo) a nickname; Nakku

Kaweesa also came for rescue of his father but prioritized treatment of the wound caused by the animal bite, he used grass called magunda which fetched him a nickname; Magunda.

Sejjala also came on the scene for rescue but for him he decided to tie the animal and pulled it to the bush and this caused him a nickname; Ssempala.

It is believed that many people came for his rescue and found out that the animal was an African Civet (Ffumbe) then Kisitu hated it and order his sons and grandsons not to trap or hunt it anymore which brought about the background of how it started to be their Clan Totem.
Kisitu’s children went on building own palaces which are now called “Amasiga” and their three (3) known palaces (Amasiga) in Ffumbe Clan;

  1. Nagaya which is owned by Nagaya in Busiro County.
  2. Magunda owned by Magunda in Lwanga, Mawokota County.
  3. Ssempala Ssejjala in Bulamba.

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