Located on the Kampala-Jinja Highway, approximately 13 kilometres east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, Bweyogerere is a bustling town in southern central Uganda. Hook up with beautiful Baganda beauties on Exotic Uganda.More Less
Bweyogerere is one of the six townships or wards that constitute Kira Municipality in Wakiso District in southern central Uganda. The other five wards are Kimwaanyi, Kira, Kireka, Kirinnya and Kyaliwajjala.
Bweyogerere is located on the Kampala-Jinja Highway, approximately 13 kilometres east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. The fact that it is located on a major communication route (the road that links Kampala with Eastern Uganda and Kenya) and that it is a 20-30minutes’ drive to the city makes it attractive as a prime residential area for the working class population.
I don’t know if you have caught it but the name ‘Bweyogerere’ is a mouthful. Like most names in Uganda it is based on sheer folklore. According to an elder catechist Lawrence Ssozi, who confided to NewVision, ‘Bweyogerere’ was a phrase coined from the kiganda word “okwogera” which means to talk.
In 1890’s, when the British invaded Buganda, Kabaka Mutesa visited Omukama Kabalega of Bunyoro seeking his support to fight the invaders. On his way back to his palace in Banda, he passed through Kiira town (current Bweyogerere).
However he was so tired that he could not speak and decided to rest under a Muvule tree which was considered to be sacred. After his rest, he regained his speaking abilities thus people around him named the place Bweyogerere since the Muvule tree was in the same place.
Bweyogerere is home to many tribes ranging from the Kakwa from West Nile to the Samia from South Eastern Uganda. The majority of the inhabitants however are the native Baganda.
Sights and sounds in Bweyogerere
Some of the famous landmarks found here include the Mandela National Stadium, often referred to as Namboole Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Namboole.
It is mainly used for football matches though other sports are also held here. The stadium has a capacity of 45,202 people. The stadium was built with a grant of $36m from the People’s Republic of China and was opened in 1997.
The Kampala Northern Bypass Highway, often referred to simply as the Northern Bypass or “Noozani”, a world class road across the northern suburbs of Kampala is also found here.
Where to stay in Bweyogerere
Daks Hotels and Apartments found some 8.3 miles from Kampala via Northern Bypass Highway is a popular hotel in Kirinya Bweyogerere.