Kiwoko

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Kiwoko
Kiwoko is located in Uganda
Kiwoko
Kiwoko
Map of Uganda showing the location of Kiwoko
Coordinates: 00°50′39″N 32°21′47″E / 0.84417°N 32.36306°E / 0.84417; 32.36306
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Nakaseke District
Constituency Nakaseke North
Government
 • Member of Parliament Syda Bbumba
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kiwoko is a small town in Central Uganda. It is one of the municipalities in Nakaseke District.[1] The municipalities in the district include:

Location[edit]

Kiwoko is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi), by road, west of Luweero, the largest town in the sub-region.[2] This location lies approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country.[3] The coordinates of the town are:00 50 39N, 32 21 47E (Latitude:0.8490; Longitude:32.3630).

Landmarks[edit]

The landmarks within the town limits or near the town include:

The Kiwoko Chase[edit]

The Kiwoko Chase is an annual event enjoyed by the general populace of this vibrant[peacock term] town. In 2011, ten (10) bazungu (singular: muzungu), (Caucasian in Luganda), participated in the event, the highest number in the event's history. Patrick & Patrick, the towns local traffic enforcement agency, helped maintain security at this event. It is still a mystery how their uniforms remained white the entire time. The participants of the Chase enjoy games and activities that include dancing and numerous skits, the meanings of which are still unknown to international visitors. The event was capped with prize-giving, where all participants received gifts, ranging from dinner plates to mattresses to flashlights and other various paraphernalia. This was followed by roasting of a bull. No one was injured during the event.

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Coordinates: 00°50′39″N 32°21′47″E / 0.84417°N 32.36306°E / 0.84417; 32.36306