Imam Hassan Kiberu, one of the area Muslim leaders, says that pork vendors are always on the lookout for big functions where they can sell pork. He says much as it is within their right, they inconvenience Muslim guests at such functions.
The estate located in Namagunga along the Kampala-Jinja highway comprises teachers' quarters for the Diocese schools of St Theresa and Mt. St. Henry's college, a shopping mall, a restaurant, and a health unit.
Legendary tales has it that Ssezibwa was born of a woman called Nakangu Tebatesa, wife of Nsubuga Ssebwato. The mythical around the place is that Nakangu gave birth to two twine rivers of which the older one (Wasswa) was named Ssezibwa and the young one (Kato) named River Mubeya in Nyenga.
Dozens of jerricans and calabashes are also scattered in the forest near the tree. According to Mukama, the calabashes and jerricans are left behind by the people who use them to drink local brew. 83-year-old Bonefansio Nkugwa settled in the area in the 1960s.
Father Joe King, the St Kalooli Lwanga Mbikko Parish priest led at the mass at Buwoolo, the exact place where Kibe was killed. In his sermon, Father King, said the pilgrims symbolize the heavenly journey of the Ugandan martyrs.
Canon John Ssebudde, the Mukono Diocesan Secretary, says the synod and the diocesan chancellor are y handling the matter and are yet to give their final verdict that shall be respected. He says despite receiving information about the donation, they didn’t authorize the construction of classroom block.
The scuffle stems from a piece of land donated by the Church to a parishioner Rebecca Nakiwolo in recognition of her exemplary service to the Church. But, according to parishioners, several years after her death, Nakiwolos grandchildren showed up in 2015 led by their elder sister, Fatima Nakaweesi, demanding for the land, saying it belongs to their grandmother.
Edirisa Ntale, the Chairman Electoral Commission Mbikko Twale blames UMSC for failing to provide a substantive explanation on the failure to meet its side of the bargain. He adds that the silence has put him at loggerheads with other Electoral Commission members.