Court Orders Baganda to Take All Clan Disputes to the Kabaka


High Court Judge Musa Ssekana has ordered all Baganda tribesmen with family and clan disputes to always first take them to their cultural leaders before petitioning the High Court

“The parties are advised to refer their disputes to the Kabaka of Buganda to address them through established despite resolution mechanisms,” ruled the judge.

This ruling arises from a case in which one Prosper Lwamasaka Nkonge sued the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, challenging the election of new Clan head for the Kkobe Clan.

Judge Ssekana advised that courts of law must be left to handle only issues which involve litigation and serious questions of law.

“Court should discourage small issues which can be resolved under a given customary justice ”

Ssekana advised that complainants should only bring to courts customs and culture affairs that conflict with the constitution, which is the supreme law of the land that customary law must comply with.

The case was resolved with no costs awarded to any of the two parties.


In this matter Lwamasaka wanted court to nullify the installation of Kizito Mutumba as the Kkobe clan head (Namwama) as well as his recognition by the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi in 2011.

He wanted court to also order the Kabaka to appoint head of Mutuba Ssekonge who is also the current  Ssabalangira in the Kkobe clan

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