The Martyrs

The cause of the Muslim massacre was basically on the following: In Buganda tradition, the Kabaka is supposed to be the head of every thing including religion and was supposed to lead the Muslim prayers. However the Muslims could not allow him to lead prayers, because he had not been circumcised and this was a sign of disrespect to Kabaka. This angered the Kabaka. Traditionally the Kabaka is not supposed to be circumcised as the Kabaka does not have to spill blood. Additionally, the Muslim converts started to disrespect the non Muslims to an extent that meat of all animals not slaughtered by Muslims could not be eaten by Muslims. The Kabaka and his royal subjects could not tolerate such acts of disrespect. The Kabaka ordered for the killing of the Muslim converts indiscriminately by burning them to ashes at Namugongo.

A)   THE LIST OF  PROTESTANT MARTYRS

NO.

NAME

DATE KILLED

PLACE AND METHOD OF DEATH

1

ALEXANDER KADOGO

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, CLUBBED

2

DANIEL NAKABANDWA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, CLUBBED

3

DAVID MUWAMGA

MAY 29TH 1883

NAMANVE CASTRATED

4

ELIAS MBWA

MAY 29TH 1886

MENGO, CASTRATED

5

FREDRICK KZZA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, CLUBBED

6

JOSEPH  LUGALAMA

JAN 31ST 1885

BUSEGA, DISMEMBERED AND BURNT

7

KAYIZZI KIBUKA

MAY 31ST 1886

MITYANA CASTRATED

8

KIFAMUNNYANJA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

9

KIWANUKA GIZAYA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

10

KWABAFU

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

11

LWANGA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

12

MARK KAKUMBA

JAN 31ST 1885

BUSEGA, DISMEMBERED AND BURNT

13

MAYANJA KITOGO

MAY 31ST 1886

MITYANA, CASTRATED

14

MOSES MUKASA

MAY 25TH 1886

MUNYONYO, SPEARED

15

MUBI

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

16

MUDDE AGUMA

MAY 27TH 1886

MENGO, CASTRATED

17

MUKASA LWAKISIGA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

18

MUWANGA NJIGIJA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

19

NOAH SERWANGA

JAN 31ST 1885

BUSEGA, DISMEMBERED AND BURNT

20

NOAR WALUKAGA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

21

OMUWANGA

MAY 31ST 1886

CASTRATED

22

ROBERT MUNYAGABYANJO

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

23

WASSWA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

 

ADITIONAL PROTESTANT MARTYRS

24

ARCHBISHOP  HUNNINGTON

1885

LUBA BUSOGA SPEARED

25

ARCHBISHOP JANANI LUWUMU

1977

KAMPALA KILLED ON ORDERS OF AMIN

26

REV. SAM BAZIRA

1984

NAMUGONGO SHORT DEAD IN THE 1980 -86 LIBERATION WAR

 

B) THE LIST OF THE CATHOLIC MARTYRS

NO.

NAME

DATE KILLED

PLACE AND METHOD OF DEATH

1

ACHILLES KIWANUKA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

2

ADOLPHUS MUKASA LUGIDO

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

3

AMBROSE KIBUUKA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

4

ANTOLI KIRIGGWAJJO

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

5

ANDREW KAGGWA BE HEADED AND HACKED

MAY 26TH 1886

MUNYONYO ARMS, ARMS CUTOFF

6

ATHANASIUS BAZZEKUKETTA

MAY 26TH 1886

NAKIVUBO HACKED TO DEATH

7

BURUNO SERUNKUUMA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

8

CHARLES LWANGA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

9

DENIS SEBUGGWAWO

MAY 26TH 1886

MUNYONYO BEHEADED

10

GONZAGA GONZA

MAY 26TH 1886

LUBAWO, SPEARED AND BEHEADED

11

GYAVIIRA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

12

JAMES BUUZABALYAWO

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

13

JEAN-MARIE MUZEEYI

JUNE 3RD 1886

MENGO, BEHEADED, DUMPED IN SWAMP

14

JOSEPH BALIKUDEMBE

NOV 15TH 1886

NAKIVUBO BEHEADED

15

KIZITO

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

16

LUKE BAANABAKINTU

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

17

MATHIAS MULUMBA

MAY 30TH 1886

OLD KAMPALA DISMEMBERED

18

MBAGA TUZINDE

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

19

MUGAGGA

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

20

MUKASA KIRIWAWANVU

JUNE 3RD 1886

NAMUGONGO, BURNT

21

NOAH MAWAGGALI

MAY 31ST 1886

MITYANA, SPEAR AND SAVAGED BY DOGS

22

PONSIANO NGONDWE

MAY 26TH  1886

TTAKA JUNGE, SPEAR HEADED AND HACKED TO PIECES

 

C).     THE LIST OF THE MUSLIM MARTYRS

NO

NAME

DATE KILLED

PLACE AND METHOD OF DEATH

1.

MPONYEBUWONYI

1876

BURNT IN MASS

2.

MUDDUWULIRA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

3.

BIRA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

4.

BAMUTALIRA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

5.

KAGANYULO

1876

BURNT IN MASS

6.

MUKWANGA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

7.

MUWANGA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

8.

BAZZEKUKETTA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

9.

KALULE

1876

BURNT IN MASS

10.

KISENGULA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

11.

NSEREKO

1876

BURNT IN MASS

12.

MABENDE

 

 

13.

NAMWANIRA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

14.

MUKEKA

1876

BURNT IN MASS

15.

MAFEMBE

1876

BURNT IN MASS

16.

MUWANGA

1876

BURNT IN MASS