Monday, June 3, 2013

Tracing descendants of Uganda martyrs

From Uganda-

In probably the first story of its kind, the Daily Monitor today brings you stories of Uganda Martyrs descendants, in a tale that takes you from Namugongo to Luweero and on to Ukerewe, an island on Lake Victoria, in Tanzania.

The descendants of Matia Mulumba, the Catholic martyr who has gone on to be beatified and declared a saint, are currently living on the Ukerewe Island, found just a three-and-a-half hours’ sail from the Tanzanian port town of Mwanza. Many, of course have since moved on, some living and working in Mwanza, other parts of Tanzania, and, some rumoured to have come back to Uganda.

We bring you stories of the journey that St Mulumba’s child took down through Lake Victoria to Tanzania, seeking refuge from war in Uganda in the 1890s, settling and going on to impact the church there.

We also bring you the tale of descendants of Frederick Kizza, the Anglican martyr whose descendants, to this day, are working in the church as priests and in many other church positions.

More here-

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