Katereke Prison

Katereke Prison is located at Nsangi Town. It was constructed by Kabaka Kalema who ascended the Buganda throne controversially in 1888 after Kabaka Mwanga was forced into exile. It’s part of the kabaka’s trial. To secure himself, Kalema rounded up every potential person he imagined was a threat to his reign and sent them to Katereke Prison. Royals and peasants alike were incarcerated, among the unfortunates was kiwewa who was an interim king and ruled briefly from the time of Mwanga’s infant sons and even kalema’s own brothers and sisters were killed at Katereke. These killing brought his down fall and brutal death which was not only to avenge the deaths but was also to stop him, for he was starved days and shot in the head.

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