Ow’ekitiibwa Daniel Muliika was Katikkiro of Buganda from December 2005 to February 2007 and now serves as an advisor to Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi II. He is a leading civil rights advocate and a mentor to many Baganda young people, including current and former members of Baganda Nkoba za Mbogo Students’ Association (BANKOSA).
Prior to his appointed as Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr. Muliika was a member of the Buganda Great Lukiiko, representing Namugoona Clan. At the same time he was the chairman of the Bika (clan) representatives in the Lukiiko.
During his tenure as a member of the Buganda Lukiiko, Mr. Muliika publicly expressed the view that, in the absence of a good democratic system of governance in Uganda, Buganda would be better off as an independent country, instead of being coerced into a Uganda whose future relied on one individual’s vision, getting implemented by henchmen.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Muliika worked for East African Posts & Telecommunications Corporation, East African Airways (later split to form Kenya Airways, Uganda Airlines and Air Tanzania). He also served the trade union movement in several different capacities, where he horned his civil rights advocacy and leadership skills. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the East African Airways Trade Union (Uganda) and National Organization of Trade Unions of Uganda (NOTU). He also served as the first Workers Director of the National Social Security Fund.
Mr. Muliika is not new to either Ttabamiruka of America or Ggwangamujje NYNJ. He gave the Keynote speech at Ttabamiruka 2008 and, over the years, he has openly welcomed members of Ggwangamujje NYNJ and the Ttabamiruka family whenever they return to Buganda to visit.