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Today in History: Bishop Hannington killed in Busoga

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Added 29th October 2019 12:00 PM

The cold-blooded massacres were executed on the orders of the chief of Busoga, Luba.

Today in History: Bishop Hannington killed in Busoga

The cold-blooded massacres were executed on the orders of the chief of Busoga, Luba.

On October 29, 1885, Bishop James Hannington the then reigning Bishop of the Anglican Church in East Africa, alongside 48 of his 50 pages were speared and stoned to death at present-day Kyando village, Bukatuube in Mayuge district.

 Bishop Hannington

Bishop Hannington had been held hostage for some time while making his way from Zanzibar to Uganda, where he was to take over office from Alexander Mackay, then acting Bishop of Uganda, better known as Buganda at the time.

 

The cold-blooded massacres were executed on the orders of the chief of Busoga, Luba.

 

The chief was suspicious that Hannington was a fierce enemy of his close ally King Mwanga of Buganda Kingdom.

 

 

 

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