Kampala stands on seven hills.
One of them is where Uganda’s referral hospital (Mulago Hospital) stands.
we all believe hills are synonymous with beauty, most times including the surrounding areas (at least as far as I can recall for the ones I have known.)
Yes, but there is something rather unusual about this one. Between Mulago and another slum Kamwokya lies a very small slum, It is not common, you may be hearing it for the first time, even when you know Mulago, am sure only a few of us can locate it.
It has a very complicated name (Butakabukirwa).
I will tell you why I know it. When I was a child, I frequented the place, because I had an uncle who had a small business there. I was shocked just sometime I was passing by with a friend and decided to branch off, he could not believe what he saw.
He told me “Is there a such a place here in Kampala?”
I told him, “You never dare to find out.”
That said, I took a few pics, which I will let tell the story because I have already written a piece somewhere about it but felt I should share this photography with you.