Kato Kintu Kakulukuku[1] (fl. Late 13th century)[2] known in Bunyoro as Kato Kimera was the first kabaka (king) of the Kingdom of Buganda. "Kintu" is an adopted by-name, chosen for Kintu, the name of the first person on earth in Buganda mythology. Kato Kintu gave himself the name "Kintu" to associate himself with the "father of all people",[3][4][5][6][7][8] and he may have renamed his wife, from Nantuttululu to Nambi, because that was Kintu's wife's name.[9]

Ssekabaka Kato Kintu
Kabaka of Buganda
Reignlate 13th century
SuccessorChwa I of Buganda
DiedMid-14th century
Nnono, Busujju
Nnono, Busujju
SpouseNambi Nantuttululu

Background and reignEdit

Kintu was born at Bukasa Village, in the Ssese Islands, on Lake Nalubaale. He established his capital at Nnono, Busujju County. He fathered one child.

  • Prince (Omulangira) Mulanga

The final daysEdit

Kabaka Kato Kintu[10] died at age thirty. He was buried at Nnono, Busujju County.[citation needed]

Succession tableEdit

Preceded by
Rukidi 1 of Bunyoro/Bemba
King of Buganda
early fourteenth century
Succeeded by

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ History of Buganda: From the Foundation of the Kingdom To 1900. CRC Press. 1972. pp. 35, 94, 95. ISBN 9780841901148.
  2. ^ Shaping the Society Christianity and Culiture: Special Reference to the African Culture of Buganda. Author House. 2012. p. 94.
  3. ^ "The Founding of Buganda". Buganda.com. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ The Kings of Buganda. East African Publishing House. 1971. p. 42. ISBN 9780800216337.
  5. ^ The historical tradition of Busoga, Mukama and Kintu. Clarendon Press. 1972. pp. 86, 87, 88.
  6. ^ Chronology, Migration, and Drought in Interlacustrine Africa. Africana Pub. Co. 1978. p. 150. ISBN 9780841903777.
  7. ^ Afrique des Grands lacs. Zone Books. 2003. p. 113. ISBN 9781890951344.
  8. ^ Myth, Ritual, and Kingship in Buganda. Oxford University Press. 1991. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-19-506436-0.
  9. ^ Kizza, Immaculate N. (2010). The Oral Tradition of the Baganda of Uganda: A Study and Anthology of Legends, Myths, Epigrams and Folktales. McFarland. pp. 22–23. ISBN 9780786456055.
  10. ^ Dictionary of African Historical Biography, University of California Press, 1989, pp. 72, 109

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