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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.

Bwanika house at Naggalabi which has been destroyed by 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.

Kabaka Mutebi during his coronation in 1993 at Naggalabi

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.


  1. I’m waiting for that person who says I burnt the tombs. My fingers are itching to catch him..

  2. kaggwa says:

    sabassaja kabaka gutusinze.!naye whos the fool doing that please?


    The assonist must be aiding those who wish to sabotage the developments of this mighty kingdom.Every thing has a time and surely i assure you we shall vehemently overcome these inhuman characters