Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo

St. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu was a Muganda by tribe from Kyaggwe county and of Sheep (Ndiga) clan - ovis. His father was Lumanyika and mother Malokuvaawo (Musoga).

He was a page of the audience hall of King Muteesa I and Mwanga II.

Unlike all other Martyrs, Mukasa died before he was baptized. He was burnt alive in the Namugongo furnace on the Ascension Day, Thursday 3rd June 1886 at the age of between 20 and 25.

Mukasa is the patron of hotels, restaurants, bars and all kinds of public recreations.

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

Status: Saint
Age: 20 to 25 years
Tribe: Muganda
Place of origin: Kyaggwe
Occupation: Page of audience hall
Baptism Date:
Baptised By: (Unbaptised/Unknown)
Martyrdom Date: 03/06/1886
Martyrdom Place: Namugongo,
Manner of martyrdom: Burnt to death
Patronages: Hotels, Restaurants and all kinds of Public Recreation
St. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu, fervent catechumen rewarded with the Baptism of your blood, obtain for us perseverance unto the death.

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