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He was born to Ssekabaka Kamaanya and Nakkazi Kannyange of the Mmamba clan and his royal sister was Sikyagatema. His Mulongo was called Kasajja, his home (Nnyumba) was called Batandabezaala and the Jjembe was called Simuwuune. He ruled from 1824 to 1854 and his Prime Ministers were Migekyamye of the Ngabi clan and Kayiira of the Mbogo clan.

He gave the named Kamalabyonna of Buganda to his Prime Minister Kayiira and this name has lived up to today. His tombs are found at Wamala in Busiro. SsuunaП had the greatest number of wives. He married 20,180 wives and had 2100 children.

However, despite the number of wives being big, only the following are remembered;

1) Ssaalinge of the Mpeewo clan
2) Mirika Balaguzi of the Lugave clan
3) Gwolyoka of the Njovu clan
4) Namammonde Kabejja of the Ffumbe clan
5) Kikolwamuganzi Kaddulubaale of the Mbogo clan
6) Kubina of the Ffumbe clan
7) Ndimugambako.

He also had very many children but the following are remembered;
Kiweewa, Jjuuko, Dina Namirembe, Mukaabya Muteesa1, Sserwola, Nassolo, Kyebattula Ndagire, Lukanga, Wampamba, Kato, Babirye, Nawatti, Nuhu Kyabasinga, Kajumba, Kiyimba and Nassuuna.