Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo

St. Kizito was the youngest of all the Martyrs who died at the age of 14.

He was a Muganda by tribe born at Waluleeta, Bulemeezi county. His father was Lukomera and mother Wangabira of Civet Cat Clan. He belonged to the Lungfish (Mamba) clan -Protopterus.

Kizito was a page of the inner private courts of King Mwanga II whom fellow pages credited for his love and determination to follow Christ.

Kizito was baptized on 26th May 1886 by Charles Lwanga and was burnt alive in the Namugongo furnace on the Ascension Day, Thursday 3rd June 1886.

He is the patron of children and Primary Schools.

An artistic illustration of how St. Kizito and some other Martyrs were burnt alive

Status: Saint
Age: About 14 - 15 years
Tribe: Muganda
Place of origin: Bulemeezi
Occupation: Page in Audience Hall
Baptism Date: 26/05/1886
Baptised By: Charles Lwanga
Martyrdom Date: 03/06/1886
Martyrdom Place: Namugongo,
Manner of martyrdom: Burnt in pyre at Namugongo
Virtues: Chastity
Patronages: Chirdren and primary Schools
St. Kizito, child resplendent in purity and Christian joy, obtain for us the gift of joy in our Lord.

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