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Totem Empeewo
Akabbiro Kayozi
English Bush duiker
Clan Leader Kiggye
Estates Bubiro
Ssaza Kyaggwe
Omubala
Clan motto
(i)Nampiima yagenda Kkungu
(ii) Mpiima ne Nnampiima bagenda e Kkungu, ejjinja lino terinyeenya.

Stories have been told about this clan from generation to generation but there is a controversy on who the genuine grandfather was. According to elder Kiggye, the first Mpeewo clansmen to come to Buganda were three brothers namely; Kkungu, Kaddu Kibirango and Kiggye. They arrived at Bwanika in Bubiro from Masaaba during the reign of Ssekabaka Mutebi. Kiggye remained in Bubiro and became the clan grandfather while Kkungu opted out to Buyoozi and became a high (kibaale). Yet another story narrated by Kibaale says that the grandfather of this clan was Sseryazi Ssebbaale who is believed to have been formerly called Kkungu. There is no one to take or dismiss but the fact is that the clan head is known as Kibaale and that this name came from the name, Ssebbaale. The clan seat is in Kkungu, Kyaddondo.

Kibaale goes on to tell a legend that Kkungu who was against the kabaka was on his way to Bunyoro to seek military assistance to depose the kabaka and when he arrived at Migadde in Kkungu, he made a stop-over that was meant to last two days. The kabaka was notified by his informers that a brave man threatening his throne was in Kkungu. They advised him to win him on his side and he complied sending him gifts of all descriptions from wives, servants, animals to bark cloth. Kkungu changed his mind after that warm reception and he and settled there. A man Kasoma of the Lugave clan also gave Kkungu his daughter Nampyangule who became his official wife. They stayed in Buyoozi and together with their belongings froze into stone after death.
Their official duty at the royal palace is judicial (Kibaale). They arbitrate between the Kabaka and his wives.

*** In Ankole, the Mpeewo clansmen are the Basingo. ***

Lubuulwa, Naduli, Ssenkubuge, Kisekwa, Ssekamwa, Kyasi, Kitta-engo, Kkulubya, Sseryazi, Mayungwe, Kiryowa, Kagiri, Bugembe, Lukooya, Katotto, Ssejjuuko, Mpiima, Kaddu, Kalinda, Libirango, Kabanga, Masaaaba, Mukona, Ttuntu, Makoosi, Mayala, Nampuuma

Nnampiima, Nnakkungu, Katana, Ggiibwa, Nakamwa, Nabikolo, Buliiro, Nakyoto, Nakibirango, Nakaddu, Nakiryowa, Nakagiri, Nakibungo, Namugambe

Bush duikers are long legged antelopes that vary in colour from region to region. The fur is grizzled and males have straight short horns that are ringed at the base measuring up to 18cm. Although females are hornless, they are bigger and defend their young from predators. The female head and body measure 90-115cm weighing between 12-25kg. The male’s head and body measure between 70-105cm with weight of 11-21kg. Tail in both sexes measure between 7-19.5cm.
Diet is composed of leaves, shoots and fruits from an assortment of plants. Bush duikers can survive without water. Males are territorial and and defend their ranges. There is much chasing and play between males and females during courtship. Gestation is six months and maturity is one year.
The face has swollen face glands and a black vertical stripe. This species is not endangered.