POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF BUGANDA KINGDOM

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF BUGANDA KINGDOM

  • Buganda had a highly centralized system of administration.
  • The Kabaka was the head of the Kingdom with absolute powers e.g. Kabaka could appoint, promote, demote and dismiss his chiefs.




POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF BUGANDA KINGDOM
  • The Kabaka‚Äôs powers were hereditary and leadership was passed on to his elder son.
  • The Kabaka was assisted by 3 prominent chiefs i.e. Chief Justice (Omulamuzi), Treasurer (Omuwanika) and the Prime minister (Katikiro).
  • The Kingdom was subdivided into counties (Ssazas), sub-counties (Gombolola), parish (Muluka), sub-parish (Ekitongole) and village (Kyalo).
  • Each of these was led by a chief for effective administration.
  • The Chiefs were supposed to mobilize people for public works e.g. construction of roads.
  • Buganda had a legislative council called Lukiiko (parliament) which was to formulate laws and advise the Kabaka.




  • The Kabaka had royal body guards called Abambowa and these were charged with protecting the Kabaka at his palace and on journeys and functions.
  • The Kabaka received gifts from his subjects and chiefs as a sign of loyalty and in return they would be rewarded with large chunks of land.

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