Pictorial: Lukunyu Palace in Ruins

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Lukunyu palace, one of the historical sites in Buganda Kingdom lies in ruins following years of neglect. Sir Edward Mutesa II was the last Kabaka to stay in Lukunyu Palace that is found in Nangoma parish, Kyebe Sub County in Rakai District.

The site is a peninsula projecting into Lake Victoria with a beautiful view of the lake. To get to the site, one either takes a 15-minute boat ride from Kasensero Landing Site or a three-hour drive from Mutukula border.

Constructed in the 1920s, the once magnificent buildings that formed the palace, lie in ruins. The four houses were built strategically touching the shores of the lake. Lukunyu palace is probably the only historical site, which sits both on the grounds in Uganda and Tanzania. 


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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

Truant children will attract Bindhe's attention until he gets to the bottom of their truancy: poverty and the need to work to earn bread for their families. These are the kinds of stories Bindhe is often after.

Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.