Winyi of Kibulala

Wasswa Chwamale Mwanga Winyi (fl. early 14th century) was a reigning monarch of Bunyoro-Kitara during the period circa 1300 AD. His chief palace was located at Kibulala, Ssingo, where his remains are buried today. When Prince Kalemeera of Buganda, the only son of Ssekabaka Chwa Nabakka, was exiled to Bunyoro, he took refuge at the palace of his paternal uncle, Winyi I at his palace in Kibulala. There he committed more transgressions, fathering Prince Kimera Walusimbi with Lady Wannyana, his uncle's chief wife. Prince Kimera later became the third Kabaka of Buganda.[1][2][3][4]

Wasswa Chwamale Mwanga Winyi
Omukama of Bunyoro
ReignEarly 14th century
BornKibulala, Ssingo, Uganda
DiedMid 14th century
Kibulala, Ssingo
SpouseLady Wannyana
FatherKintu of Buganda


He was the second-born of Ssekabaka Kato Kintu's five children. He was born at Kibulala.[citation needed]

Marital life and childrenEdit

Prince (Omulangira) Winyi, Chief of Kibulala (allegedly Winyi I, Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara) married Lady Wannyana, his chief wife, sister of Balitema Kajubi, Chief of Busujju, a Muhima. Together they had two children: (a) Princess (Omumbejja) Musenyu, Chiefess of Kyeeya; the eldest child and (b) Prince (Omulangira) Ntembe, Chief of Busoga.

Ababiito of KibulalaEdit

The descendants of Winyi of Kibulala, constitute the Buganda Clan known as Ababiito b'eKibulala (the Babiito of Kibulala), one of the 54 recognized clans of the estimated 9 million Baganda.[5]

The final daysEdit

Wasswa Chwamale Mwanga Winyi died sometime in the middle of the 14th Century. He is buried at Kibulala, Ssingo, in modern-day Kiboga District. His burial site is recognized by the Buganda Royal Family as a Buganda Cultural Site. Naalinnya Dina Kigga Mukarukidi, the sister of the reigning Buganda Monarch, Muwenda Mutebi II, is assigned to the site, as cultural supervisor.[6]

Succession tableEdit

Preceded by
King of Bunyoro
Early Fourteenth Century
Succeeded by

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ba Kabaka ba Buganda". Retrieved 2023-01-26.
  2. ^ "Buganda Kingdom::". Retrieved 2023-01-26.
  3. ^ "List of Buganda Kings". Buganda History & Culture. Retrieved 2023-01-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Wrigley, C. C. (1974). "The Kinglists of Buganda*". History in Africa. Cambridge University Press. 1: 129–139. doi:10.2307/3171765. ISSN 0361-5413. JSTOR 3171765. S2CID 153810771.
  5. ^ Ssemakula, Mukasa. "List of The Clans of Buganda". Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  6. ^ Serunjogi, Titus (27 April 2006). "Traditional And Modern: Meet The Kabaka's Sisters". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 31 August 2014.