St. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu

He is born at Mbale in Mawokota in Katende Parish. He is a son of Lumanyika Kirwamukyaayi and Malokuvaawo a mother from Busoga. His father was a very good wrestler. Mukasa was a very handsome man, a giant of exceptional strength. He was alert and humorous and full of jokes. He was taken as a page to King Muteesa I As a page, Mukasa Kiriwawanvu was in charge of serving food to the visitors and his fellow pages. Mukasa is the only Martyr who received the Baptism of blood. He was not baptized since at the day when Charles Lwanga baptized the catechumens on 26th May 1886, he was in prison because of the case of having hit his fellow page Gyaviira. The king ordered him to be burnt together with the other Christians. When he was asked whether he was Mukasa, the Christian, he fully professed his faith before them and thus was taken with the rest of the others and burnt at Namugongo on 3rd June 1886. He is the patron of hotels, bars and restaurants.