Almost nothing is known about Sekhemkhet's possible successor, Khaba. In the Turin Canon, this king, whose name has been marked as 'erased', is credited with a reign of a mere 6 years. The fact that his name was marked as 'erased' in the Turin Canon may perhaps indicate some dynastic problems. It may also be that the composer of the Turin King-list was unable to read the name.
Khaba is believed to have built his funerary monument in Zawyet el-Aryan, about 7 km north of Saqqara. It was left unfinished at an early stage of its building.