By Martha Nakimuli
Buganda’s Naggalabi cultural site found in Buddo, Wakiso district has been gutted fire this morning.
The cause of the fire is not yet known but the residents are trying their best to put out the fire.
Many Baganda and all the well wishers for Buganda kingdom have arrived at the scene and many have been seen mourning and weeping for the perished house. However by press time, the police had not arrived.
This site is used as a coronation site for Kabaka and the reigning Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi was coronated at this site in 1993.
This therefore comes at a time when Kabaka has just celebrated his 19th coronation anniversary.
In 2010, unknown person set Kasubi tombs ablaze. These tombs used to be the final resting place to the fallen Kings of Buganda and was the leading cultural site in Buganda and Uganda at large.
Naggalabi found in the center of Buganda kingdom is a place where chief Kintu defeated his rival Bemba and declared himself the first Kabaka of Buganda. It is because of this historical attachment that all the coronations of the Kabakas of Buganda are conducted here.