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The Kingdom of Buganda is situated in the Central region of the country known today as Uganda. It is right in the heart of Africa astride the Equator and in the North West shores of Lake Victoria and it's also the source of the great river Nile. Buganda Kingdom is the home to the nation's political and commercial capital city Kampala as well as the country's main International airport Entebbe.

The Kingdom's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine which is moderated by relatively high altitude. Since it's near Lake Victoria, it's mean annual temperature ranges from 16 degrees 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperature averages between 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than night temperatures. Rainfall is evenly distributed around the area and the mean annual rainfall often exceeds 2100 millimeters. The area is warm rather than hot and temperatures vary little throughout the year.The Baganda had a centralised system of government which by 1750 was the most well organised More..

Totem Ensuma/Kasulu
Akabbiro Kasulubbana akatono (kali ng`enkejje)
English Elephant snout fish
Clan Leader Kibondwe
Estates Bukibondwe
Ssaza Buvuma
Omubala Clan motto Kibondwe atambula, Kibondwe yeddira Nsuma.

Kibondwe was one of the first people to inhabit Buvuma Island. He is the fore grandfather of this clan and the clan head today is addressed as Kibondwe. Their clan seat is on Buvuma Island in Bukibondwe.

Kibondwe fought many territorial wars with his counterpart Kisanje of Mmamba clan one trying to subdue the other but it never happened. They were equally strong but this forced Kibondwe to build another court in Bubootwa, Buvuma to mark the territorial boundaries. They were both won and annexed to Buganda by Kabaka Mwanga in 1893. 

Ggulu, Vvunda, Zizinga, Ntambi, Kiyuka, Mirambo, Bagayeki, Bumanye, Kyebaatala, Nabugulu, Gwenjira

Naggulu, Navvunda, Nazzizinga, Nantambi, Nakiyuka, Namirambo, Nakibondwe, Nakitende (ab`olugave balituuma), Nakyongo

The elephant snout fish is no longer commonly seen. In Luganda language, this fish is called Kasulubbana and in a neighbouring Luvuma (from Buvuma island in L. Victoria which is part of Buganda) language, it is called ensuma. 
The claimed two types of Kasulu is actually one but the young and small is referred to as akasulubbana akatono which suffices as akabbiro or second totem of the same species. Both big and small are mormyrus kannume. Ref. Find fig. 6 (illustrated by Barbara Williams) P. H. Greenwood – Fishes of Uganda, page 27.