Ow'Akasolya (Clan Head): Kayita
Akabbiro (Minor Totem): Njovu (Elephant)
Obutaka (Clan Seat): Mbazi, Kyaggwe
Omubala (Clan Motto): Mu nnyanja weddiramu ki?: Nvubu
There are nineteen main Clan Elders (Ab'amasiga) under Kayita:
- 1. Kavubu of Ntonnyeze, Busujju
- 2. Sserumaga of Bwendero, Ssese
- 3. Nkambo of Busaabala, Kyaddondo
- 4. Kasimaggwa of Mbazi, Kyaggwe
- 5. Kisongole of Mbazi, Kyaggwe
- 6. Ggambira of Masujju, Kyaggwe
- 7. Namugunde of Mbazi, Kyaggwe
- 8. Sebabi of Mbazi, Kyaggwe
- 9. Mbuge of Mbazi, Kyaggwe
- 10. Sempuuwo of Zzinga, Busiro
- 11. Jjita of Matanga, Busiro
- 12. Kibowa of Ddamba, Kyaggwe
- 13. Mutwe of Bugolo, Kyaggwe
- 14. Mawagajjo of Bugolo, Kyaggwe
- 15. Ndobera of Buuje (Koome), Kyaggwe
- 16. Walyato of Kkerenge, Buvuma
- 17. Kikondo of Bugolo, Kyaggwe
- 18. Sserufusa of Buligo, Ssese
- 19. Kanaaba of Mbazi, Kyaggwe
Clan's early History
As indicated above, the Clan Head of the Nvubu clan is KAYITA. The name Kayita is derived from
an ancient tale during the reign of King Kintu told about Kayita a
local 'doctor' who always gathered his medicinal herbs during the night. It
so happened that whenever the King called for Kayita he arrived at the palace
before day break. That is when the King asked him "Ggwe oli kayita kiro?"
literally translated "Are you a night monger/traveler?" Hence the name Kayita.
Kayita and his people were among the clans that came into Buganda with Kintu.
One of Kayita's sons, Nkukunala, was a prominent resident of
Busujju county. Nkukunala's son called Semuwooya asked his father
what their clan was. The father responded "... a big animal which lives in
the lake but feeds on land." Here also was derived the name "Ndiira" (to feed
or to eat). The Clan's motto (omubala) also derived from this
connotation goes as follows "Mu nnyanja weddiramu ki? Nvubu, Nvubu, Nvubu."
The Nvubu clan has two main designated tasks or duties in the King
of Buganda's palace: a) The duty or task of healing the sick or the wounded.
It is said that whenever the King's worriors got wounded, say if his worrior
was struck by a spear in the chest, Kayita the 'doctor' would relocate the
wound from the chest to the leg where he would then start the process of
healing it. b) The second duty or task was to light up the palace torches
(reeds light) especially during the King's dinner time and or when he was in
conference with his chiefs.
Some Names of the Nvubu Clan
- Semeere, Sejjengo, Ndiira, Mugambwa, Sserufusa, Mukooza, Sserumaga, Kiyimba, Sserubiri, Kavubu, Kasaato, Sennungi, Kibengo, Kiyini, Ssango, Ssebabi, Mbuge, Semmengo, Mpeke.
- Nambi, Naluuma, Nakkonde, Nalumaga, Nkangabwa, Nakangu,
Nakirya, Namyaalo, Nalubiri, Naluwooza, Najjengo, Nakiyini, Nassango, Nakibengo.
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