Ssekabaka Mulondo9th (1490 to 1510)
He was born to Kabaka Nakibinge, and his wife Namulondo Najjantyo of the Butiko clan. Mulondo succeeded his father at a very tender age in 1490, becoming the 9th Kabaka of Buganda. He established his capital at Mitwebiri hill.
As a little child King, whenever he would attend the Lukiiko, he would sit on his mother’s laps, but his people would not see him from a far. This impelled his mother’s clan mates (Ab’Obutiko) to make him an upstretched chair on which he would sit, whenever he attended the Lukiiko. It was named after his mother Namulondo, and from then, the name Namulondo, was adopted to mean the throne in Buganda.
It’s also during Kabaka Mulondo’s reign that Amaggunju dance was introduced by his mother’s clan mates, who used to dance for him until he would sit on to the Nnamulondo, during his appearance to the Lukiiko. This norm has lived on until today.
The drum Kawuugulu was also invented during Kabaka Mulondo’s reign, to help him end the grief for his mother Namulondo who had died. When his mother Nnamulondo died, Kabaka Mulondo became very sad, and isolated himself into the palace for a very long time. This forced his uncles (Ab’Obutiko), to make a new drum Kawuugulu, which they sounded with melodic tunes in the palace, attracting members of the Butiko clan to the palace to dance. The tunes also forced the Kabaka to come out of isolation, and he chose his mother’s heir from the women who had turned up.
Kabaka Mulondo married one wife, Nakku of the Effumbe clan, and together had three children; Kazibwe, Walugembe and Ssekamanya.
His Katikkiro was the Ssekajja of Envuma.
Mulondo died and was buried at Gombe, while his jawbone is kept at Mitwebiri.