King's College Budo

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King's College Budo
Budo, Wakiso District
Coordinates 0°15′24″N 32°29′12″E / 0.25667°N 32.48667°E / 0.25667; 32.48667Coordinates: 0°15′24″N 32°29′12″E / 0.25667°N 32.48667°E / 0.25667; 32.48667
Type Secondary School
Motto Gakyali Mabaga
(So little done, So much more to do)
Religious affiliation(s) Anglican
Established 1906
Founder Henry Walter Weatherhead
Headmaster Patrick Bakka Male
Number of students c. 1,600
Houses 7 for boys, 2 for girls
Colour(s) Red and White
Sports rugby, cricket, soccer, track, tennis, swimming, volleyball, hockey, basketball, golf and baseball
Nickname Budo
Rival St. Mary's College Kisubi
Publication The Budonian
Alumni Old Budonians

King’s College Budo is a mixed, residential, secondary school in Central Uganda.


The school is located on Naggalabi Hill, in southern Wakiso District, off the Kampala-Masaka Road. This location lies approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), by road, southwest of the central business district of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[1]


The school was officially opened on 29 March 1906 with 21 boys. It is one of the oldest schools in Africa. [2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of Budo are known as Old Budonians. Old Budonians have distinguished themselves in service to Uganda and Buganda Kingdom.




  • Benjamin Joseph Odoki - Chief Justice of the Republic of Uganda
  • James Munange Ogoola - Principal Judge and Head of the Commercial Court of Uganda
  • Julia Sebutinde - Judge at the International Court of Justice, the Hague, Netherlands
  • Soogi Katende - Partner at Katende, Ssempebwa and Company Advocates, Uganda
  • John Katende. Managing Partner of Katende and ssempebwa and company Advocates Uganda.Its the oldest Private Indigenous law firm in uganda. Katende has been ranked as a statesman, only three lawyers have that rank in uganda, Senior Counsel. Katende was Knighted by the Kabaka of Buganda and is a former Attorney general of Buganda.
  • David Mpanga. Managing partner AT Bowmans Kampala, he has been ranked as a brand 1 lawyer. he is the current Attorney general of buganda Government.

Diplomats and civil service[edit]



JOHN Nagenda seasoned writer presidential adviser on media and introduced Kabaka to the struggle in luwero


  • Jeff Baitwa - Founder of 3 ways shipping group & Touch FM
  • Tom Kiggundu- Founder of Fotogenix ltd
  • Matthew Rukikare - Proprietor of Pioneer Easy Bus
  • Manuela Pacutho - Educator, businesswoman, CEO and founder The Cradle.

See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • McGregor, G. P. "King's College Budo: the First Sixty Years." Nairobi: Oxford University Press, 1967
  • Summers, Carol: "Subterranean Evil" and "Tumultuous Riot" in Buganda: Authority and Alienation at King's College, Budo 1942." Journal of African History vol 47 number 1 2006 pages 93-113. Also reproduced at:
  • Kipkorir, B.E. "Replica of an English School: Kings College, Budo," East Africa Journal, Nairobi, November 1967 pages 34–35
  • Kayondo, Edward, Who Is Who From Budo, 1906-2006 (Kampala, 2006) OL16281638M
  • McGregor, Gordon P., The History Of King's College Budo, Uganda; In Relation To The Development Of Education In Uganda (Kampala, University Of East Africa Press, 1965)
  • McGregor, Gordon P., King's College Budo: The First Sixty Years (Nairobi, Oxford University Press, 1967) OL20750999M
  • McGregor, Gordon P., King's College Budo 1906-2006: A Centenary History (Kampala, Fountain Publishers, 2006) ISBN 9970025449

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