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The Hood; Kirinya

By Kyle Duncan Kushaba

Added 17th August 2016 01:30 PM

Kirinya is bordered by Bweyogerere to the north, Namanve to the northeast, Namilyango, Mukono District to the east, Murchison Bay to the south, Butabika to the west and northwest.

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Kirinya is bordered by Bweyogerere to the north, Namanve to the northeast, Namilyango, Mukono District to the east, Murchison Bay to the south, Butabika to the west and northwest.

Kirinya is located in Kirinya Ward, in southeastern Kira Municipality, Wakiso District, Central Uganda. This location lies approximately 12 kilometres by road, east of downtown Kampala, Uganda's capital. Kirinya is bordered by Bweyogerere to the north, Namanve to the northeast, Namilyango, Mukono District to the east, Murchison Bay to the south, Butabika to the west and northwest.

Population

The area used to harbor about 20,000 people back in 2011 and it is believed that in the last five years the population could have doubled due to the amenities that have been availed. It is represented by FDC stalwart Ibrahim Semujju Nganda in the 10th parliament.

 

Leisure

The area is dotted with bars and video halls and is a bit semi urban, as a matter of fact it is a little slumy though there are visible signs of development in the area. Flats are rising fast and most of these new buildings house bars and betting halls where young unemployed people basically spend most of their time. Jaipur, a young aspiring musician confirms that there are so many young guys with no jobs and all they do is meet up and try to make music hoping that the locals will like it and probably buy it. There is a lot of hope in the young people of Kirinnya for sure.

Transport

The transport in the area is mostly the usual commuter taxis and boda bodas which the locals have embraced for a long time now. The railway also passes through Kirinnya and mostly people from Namanve through Kirinnya, Kireka use the train to come to town to pursue their different hustles. However the roads are narrow and in dire need of repair.

 

Food

There is visibly plenty of food in the area as the vendors are all over the roads selling everything edible from chapattis, to rolex to chicken. Whether you want to visit or live in the area, affordable food is not something you should worry about.

Security

The locals are saying that the security has improved overtime as it used to be such a huge problem back in the day. Byaruhanga Ben, a boda boda cyclist says that boda boda thieves were so many a few years ago and doing that business was very risky since their bikes would be stolen all the time and themselves attacked, sometimes killed. He says that people now are more security conscious and protection is available from the police.

 

Health

There are visibly so many clinics around the Kavule township in Kirinnya and the residents say the medicine is not that cheap since all the clinics are privately owned. There is also a health spa, about four gyms and people here seem to be health conscious as you can visibly see them jog daily around the Namboole stadium.

 

 

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