Grateful to Uganda’s Great Generation

The ranks of Uganda’s Great Generation have been pruned so thin that we, their offspring, are expected to be the elders of the clans. That is very humbling. Even more humbling is that the Lord has spared a few, among them my father, now in their 90s, still anchors that we look up to with […]

Zabuloni Kabaza: Living For Christ and His Kingdom

It was a joy to spend precious time with our dear friend, brother and mentor, Omugurusi Zabuloni Kabaza at his home on Friday February 9, 2018.  Mr. Kabaza was my father’s teacher at Kigyezi High School in 1946, then my teacher and headmaster at Kigyezi High School in 1965-66, and my Kateerarume (the one who […]

Budo co-education@85: How have the girls done?  

It was an inspired measure when the Board of Governors of King’s College, Budo acceded to the recommendation by Rev. Canon Harold Myers Grace, the headmaster, to admit girls to the school in 1933. In the 85 years since the first group of twelve girls entered Budo, among them Hannah Namuli Wamala, the future Mrs. […]

Treat all passengers at Entebbe airport as VIPs

I am writing this aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai, floating 32,000 feet above the sea, with 10,000 km to go before we arrive in Toronto.   On the night of February 11, 2018, my wife and I arrived in Dubai where we were treated like the valuable passengers that we are. No, we are not […]

Borderless living at Uganda’s borders

In January last year, on a visit to my ancestral home in Kahondo-ka-Byamamarembo, I invited my cousins to join me on a climb of the rugged, rocky mountain that towers above Nyamitooma village, the burial site of Rakeiri Keiramibwa, my maternal grandmother. More than fifty years earlier, it was on this mountain, called Nyamiko, that […]

Nalongo Alice Nannyunga Muleto: a worker with great love and faith

  Dignity. Honour. Reverence. Thanksgiving. These are some of the words that capture the occasion at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Kako, Masaka this past Saturday, January 13, when we celebrated the life of Nalongo Alice Nannyunga Muleto. She died on her birthday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 87. The clear blue skies, a textbook […]

Memories of a beautiful Equator on Kampala-Masaka Highway

  In my youth, one of the highlights of a journey along the Kampala-Kabaare Highway was a stop at The Equator. Located 70 km southwest of Kampala, the Equator crossing point was a venerable spot surrounded by verdant bush and forest and a silence that was only broken by the engines of passing motor vehicles. […]

ICOB-Uganda Chapter Convention in Kisoro will be a perfect ending to the year

ICOB Uganda Chapter Convention 2017 Kisoro, Bufumbira Starts: December 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Ends: December 29, 2017 @ 12:00 midnight Place: Kisoro Town, Kisoro District, Uganda I am very excited about this year’s Convention of ICOB-Uganda Chapter which will take place in Kisoro on December 27-29, 2017.  Dr. Francis Mwesigye Runumi, the chairman of […]

May Ugandan MPs and clergy find the courage of the Three Wise Men

Ruling politicians in undemocratic countries love to tell other people to avoid political comment. Yoweri K. Museveni, the Ugandan ruler, has made it a specialty, forever warning cultural and religious leaders to stick to their stuff which, according to him, does not include political matters. Of course, political comment that supports the rulers’ schemes and […]

Worrisome political trends in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

The state of politics in our great lakes region continues to show a worrisome trend. As Kenya celebrates 54 years of independence today, the legitimacy of its government is questioned and challenged by opposition party leaders and members. The results of the elections that returned President Uhuru Kenyatta to the State House were rejected by […]