King Daudi Cwa II of Buganda Kingdom. Born in 1896 & became a King at age of 1 in 1897

King Daudi Cwa II of Buganda Kingdom. Born in 1896 & became a King at age of 1 in 1897

Daudi Chewa II KCMG KBE was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 1897 until 1939. He was the 34th Kabaka of Buganda, has a surviving daughter, Princess Addah Balilara lives in Bujjuko, Kampala.

He was born on 8 August 1896, at Mengo. He was the fifth son of Kabaka Danieri Basammula-Ekkere Mwanga II Mukasa, Kabaka of Buganda, between 1884 and 1888 and between 1889 and 1897.

His mother was Abakyala Evalini Kulabako, of the Ngabi Clan, the fourth of his father’s sixteen wives. He ascended to the throne in August 1897 following the deposition of his father by British Forces.

At the time of his coronation, he was only one year old. He maintained his capital at Mengo Hill. He was educated at Kings College Budo.

On 8 August 1914, he received an honorary commission as a lieutenant in the British Army, and was appointed an honorary captain on 22 September 1917.

He was appointed an honorary Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in the 1918 New Year Honours, and was promoted to honorary Knight Commander (KCMG) on 16 February 1925.

He was further appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1937 Coronation Honours. He was also decorated as a Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium in 1918.

He is recorded to have fathered 36 children; 20 sons and 16 daughters.
Some of the more notable of those children are:

Kabaka Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Luwangula Mutebi Mutesa II, the 35th Kabaka of Buganda, whose mother was Lady Irene Drusilla Namaganda of the Nte (Cow) clan. He was the first President of the Republic of Uganda

Princess (Omumbejja) Victoria Beatrice Namikka Kamuwanda Mpologoma, whose mother was Abisaagi Nabunnya. Princess Mpologoma was born in Kampala, on 21 October 1920. She was installed as Naalinnya to her brother Sir Edward Muteesa II, at Kasubi in December 1953. She received the Order of the Shield and Spears.

Princess (Omumbejja) Irene Drusilla Ndagire, whose mother was Rebeka Nalunkuuma. She was born at Lubaga on 31 October 1916. She was educated at Gayaza High School and at Buloba College. She served as President of the Luganda Society, from 1953 until 1963.

Princess (Omumbejja) Alice Evelyn Zaalwango, whose mother was Miriya Nalule. She was born on 6 December 1915. She was installed as Naalinnya to her brother, Sir Edward Muteesa II, at Kasubi in November 1939. She died of shock on hearing that the British had exiled the Kabaka on 30 November 1953. She was awarded the medal of Order of the Shield and Spears.

Princess (Omumbejja) Margaret Juliana Lwantale, whose mother was Irene Namaganda. She was born in Kampala on 13 June 1920. She was installed as Nassolo to her brother Sir Edward Muteesa II, at Kasubi.

Prince (Omulangira) Alexander David Ssimbwa, whose mother was Erina Nambawa. He was born in Kampala on 21 March 1934. He was arrested, imprisoned and tortured by troops loyal to Obote, following his coup d’Γ©tat in 1966.

Prince Ssimbwa was sentenced to 64 years imprisonment for allegedly plotting Obote’s assassination. Joined the liberation struggle led by Yoweri Museveni.