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Mbuya is located in Kampala
Map of Kampala showing the location of Mbuya.
Coordinates: 00°19′39″N 32°37′48″E / 0.32750°N 32.63000°E / 0.32750; 32.63000
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Nakawa Division
Elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mbuya is a hill in southeastern Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The hill rises 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) above sea level. The name also applies to the upscale residential neighborhood that sits on that hill, as well as the government military installations located there.[1]


Mbuya is located in Nakawa Division, one of the five administrative divisions of Kampala. It is bordered by Kyambogo to the north, Kinawataka and Kireka to the northeast, Butabika and Biina to the east, Mutungo to the southeast, Port Bell, Kitintale and Bugoloobi to the south, Namuwongo to the southwest, Nakawa to the west and Ntinda to the northwest. This location lies approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi), by road, east of Kampala's central business district.[2] The coordinates of Mbuya are: 0°19'39.0"N, 32°37'48.0"E (Latitude: 0.3275; Longitude: 32.6300).[3]


Before Europeans came to Uganda, Mbuya was the seat of Kaggo, a Luganda word meaning whip. Kaggo is the title of the County Chief of Kyaddondo, then one of the 20 counties of Buganda. Today Kyaddondo surrounds Kampala to the north and east and includes most of present-day Kampala. The county headquarters were eventually moved to Kasangati and Mbuya was converted into an upscale residential and commercial area.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are located in Mbuya:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UTG, . "Profile of Mbuya Hill". Uganda Travel Guide (UTG). Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Central Kampala And Mbuya With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Mbuya At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Njoroge, John (18 July 2011). "Kampala City Tycoon Pays Shs1.5 Billion for Contested Mbuya Asian Property". Daily Monitor Mobile. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Lubega, Henry (2015-08-06). "Uganda remembers pioneer diplomat Odaka". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2015-09-02. 

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Coordinates: 00°19′39″N 32°37′48″E / 0.32750°N 32.63000°E / 0.32750; 32.63000