History has it that the island which had been a beehive of activity for centuries was once visited by the Sekiboobo. He is said to have had protruding front teeth and once, upon arriving with a huge delegation of royals, the local people failed to identify who among the men was the Kabaka. One young man lamented in Lusoga (dialect spoken in Busoga Region) wondering if the man with protruding teeth could actually be the King. The Royal Delegation is said to have been angered by this blatant show of disrespect and since then the Baganda Royals began referring to the people inhabiting this island as “Bavuma” (meaning they insult others). Buvuma Island lost its independence to Buganda in 1893. Mbuubi is the title given to the county chief.