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Namugongo Museum: Uganda’s architecture too needs Martyrs

For their refusal to renounce Christianity, thirty-two young men of the Catholic and Anglican faiths were – on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda – burned to death on June 3, 1886 at Namugongo. As a tribute to them, a shrine designed by Swiss architect Justus Dahinden was built – in 1973 – at the place the martyrs were killed. Namugongo martyrs’ shrine is a worthy tribute, an architectural land mark.
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