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Meet the person behind the name, St. Charles Lwanga

7th December, 2022

The name St. Charles Lwanga is prominently associated with some schools in Kenya as well as Uganda. But who is the person behind this name? Well, St. Charles Lwanga was among the 22 catholic Christian converts also referred to as Uganda martyrs who were executed in 1886 through orders of Kabaka Mwanga 11. By then the king of the Buganda kingdom. In remembrance of this barbaric act, a shrine was built at Namugongo in central Uganda. Millions of people all over the world usually pay pilgrimage at this shrine which is also a catholic basilica.