Kibuku District

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Kibuku District
Coordinates: 01°02′N 33°50′E / 1.033°N 33.833°E / 1.033; 33.833Coordinates: 01°02′N 33°50′E / 1.033°N 33.833°E / 1.033; 33.833
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Capital Kibuku
 • Land 490.2 km2 (189.3 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 181,700
 • Density 370.7/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kibuku District is a district in Eastern Uganda. It is named after its 'chief town', Kibuku, where the district headquarters are located.


Kibuku District is bordered by Pallisa District to the north, Budaka District to the east, Butaleja District to the south, and Namutumba District to the west. The district headquarters at Kibuku, are located approximately 53 kilometres (33 mi), by road, west of Mbale, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the district are:01 02N, 33 50E.


Kibuku District was created by Act of the Ugandan Parliament, on 1 July 2010. Prior to that the district was part of Pallisa District.


The national census in 1991 estimated the district population at about 91,200. The next census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 128,200. In 2012, the population of Kibuku District was estimated at approximately 181,700.[2]

Economic activity[edit]

Agriculture (subsistence and commercial), is the mainstay of the district economy. crop agriculture involves the following crops:[3]

Religious Persecution[edit]

On 23 September 2015, 59 year old evangelist Samson Nfunyeku was murdered by Islamists in the village of Kalampete, Kibulu District. Nfunyeku's attackers were opposed to his attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity. One month later, Nfunyeku's sister, Mamwikomba Mwanika, a mother of eight, was also killed.[4]

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