Kasubi Tombs

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Kasubi

Kasubi tombs is well known as historical site for the royal kings of Uganda in Buganda kingdom and was originally started as an agricultural land that was farmed in traditional techniques In 1882 Kabaka Edward Mutesa I of Buganda decided to build the royal site replacing the palace that was built by his father Suuna ll in early 1820 In 1882 the borders of the site were established on Kasubi hills by the Sekabaka Kabaka Mutes Il appointed guards to protect the royal palace as soon as it was built The tombs are located in suburb areas of Kasubi hill which happens to be one of the 9 hills in Kampala City along Hoima Road In 1938 Kabaka Mutesa Il renovated the royal site using modern building methods and among the materials they used is steel structures concrete columns and bricks which they concealed behind the traditional fences to protect the graves of the four kings of Buganda In 1966 the building was abolished by the first prime minister Milton Obote who later became the first president of Uganda In 1972 the Uganda law decided to protect the site and later it was registered in names of Kabaka on behalf of the kingdom and in 1993 the current President of Uganda reinstated it

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