Kigezi Martyrs’ Day Celebrations through Nicholas’ Lens.

Every June 3rd, Christians all over the country, the African continent, and all over the globe gather to pray and remember the Uganda martyrs who were executed between 31 January 1885 and 27 January 1887 on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II the king of Buganda kingdom by then.

Thousands gathered to celebrate Martyrs’ day  at the Anglican shrine in Nakiyanjja, this year’s celebrations were organized by Kigezi Region under the leadership of Prime minister Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda and former prime Minister Hon. Amama Mbabazi, president  Museveni  was the chief guest accompanied by the first lady Janet Museveni, upon arrival Museveni shook hands his nemesis Dr Kizza Besigye in a rear gesture of reconciliation that drove crowds into cheers.

President Yoweri Museveni shaking hands with Dr. Kizza Besigye

While speaking, Museveni promised to build the Anglican shrine match the standards of the neighboring Catholic facility “ this place is slippery and people can easily fall we are going to build it like we did for he catholic friends”

Here are some of the pictures from the event:

Nicholas is a photojournalist with The Observer Newspaper who does documentary, events and has a vast experience. As photojournalist, a writer and blogger, he has covered major and historical events around Uganda and the continent, many of which have been in the areas of health, sports, conflict and development. Nicholas holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a bias in photojournalism. He has previously done freelance work for a European news website called Equal times and a number of NGO’s.

He emerged the 2nd Runner Up in the UPPA Awards 2017 (in the category of news Photographic Award). He has also taught photo journalism a Makerere university in 2016 and photography at Heritage International school . A highly motivated individual, he is a team player with the ability to adapt to change; flexible and ambitious

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