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A drawing of the Lubiri in 1875, artist unknown

Lubiri (or Mengo Palace) is the royal compound of the Kabaka or king of Buganda, located in Mengo, a suburb of Kampala, the Ugandan capital.[1] The original Lubiri was destroyed in the May 1966 Battle of Mengo Hill, at the culmination of the struggle between Mutesa II and Milton Obote for power.[2]


  1. ^ "Mengo Palace". Buganda Kingdom website. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
  2. ^ "The Battle of Mengo Hill". Time. June 3, 1966. Retrieved 2009-06-02.