Mbaaga Tuzinde was a Muganda by tribe from Busiro county and of Lungfish (Mamba) clan - Protopterus. His father was Katamiza Waggumbulizi and mother Mmumanyi of Yam Fruit (Kkobe) Clan.
Mbaaga was a page of the audience hall of King Mwanga II.
He was baptized on 26th May 1886 by Charles Lwanga.
He is remembered for standing firm despite pressures from relatives and chief executioner, Mukaajanga to make him renounce Christianity.
He was clubbed to death before being placed on pyre of the burning furnace at Namugongo on the Ascension Day, Thursday 3rd June 1886. he was 17 years old by the time of his martyrdom.
Mbaaga is the patron of religious vocations ie seminaries, novices and aspirants. The National Seminary in Uganda is dedicated to him. (St. Mbaaga National Seminary Ggaba)
Tree covering stamp of the original tree onto which Martyrs were tied and tortured before being burnt