Great news from the Busoga Tourism Initiative as it has earmarked Kyando hill, the place where Bishop James Hannington was killed back in the day of colonialism. They believe that this is one of the tourist attraction sites in the region that should be marketed. Despite the fact that this place had been known for religious importance, BTI notes that this site has a fascinating experience that everyone should get an opportunity to feel.
Edward Baliddawa, who is the Kigulu North MP, said that this area should not only be known for its religious importance but also for its historical and cultural value which is of importance to all people regardless of their religious and cultural background.
Kyando is located just 13km in the south-west of Mayuge town just adjacent to Lake Victoria and on top of Kyando hill is the popular church that was built to commemorate the life of Bishop James Hannington’s journey in Busoga. According to documented history, this is the place where Bishop Hannington was killed on October 29th, 1885 during the course of spreading Christianity. It is also believed that Hannington was the first Christian martyr in the region and for that matter every 29 October of the year lots of Christians visit Kyando to remember his work.
One of the Christians, who have visited the place called Peter Wakhooli, said that the place is very important to then because it makes them remember those who have shed blood for Christ and the word of God in general. His memory is also honored not only in Uganda but also in UK, particularly Hannington’s hometown Hove.