Kintu: A Novel Characters

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Kintu Kidda

Kintu Kidda is the initial patriarch of the Kintu clan who inadvertently causes the curse that plagues his household for hundreds of years. As a Ppookino (governor) of the Buddu Province, Kintu is expected to maintain multiple households, have dozens of children, and marry numerous women everywhere he goes. He is also expected to serve the king of Buganda. While Kintu is somewhat altruistic, his years as the Ppookino has made him cynical, especially in relation to women. He blames almost everything on women, including the instability of the kingdom and the negativity in his household.

He is also exhausted by his numerous wives, and wishes he could spend time with his true love, Nnakato. This also causes him to despise her twin, Babirye, who he was forced to marry due to the tradition that female twins cannot be separated. Furthermore, Kintu’s inability to accept responsibility...

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