Exited to look like a devil at Kampala Independence Carnival: Born again KCCA executive Director and member of WATOTO CHURCH Jennifer Musisi organizes Carnival and makes a triumphant entry into Kampala on a pale horse: Uganda has become the first city in sub-Saharan African with such a gathering.
KCCA carnival excites Kampala
Publish Date: Oct 07, 2013
Revellers at the carnival
As the counter-terrorism Police monitored keenly, thousands of Kampala dwellers yesterday had a sigh of relief, dancing
through the city centre to mark this year’s city festival.
The festival, which cost over sh600m, started with a march from Hotel Triangle along Buganda Road at 10:00am, down
to Watoto Central Church, through Kampala and Jinja roads to Kitgum House. The festivities later ended with a merry-making climax at the Railway Grounds where over 30 musicians performed.
Accompanied by the army political commissar, Col. Felix Kulayigye, Kampala Capita City Authority (KCCA) executive
director Jennifer Musisi led the crowds through the streets atop a fl oater (trailer) decorated in the red-black-yellow
national fl ag and KCCA’s green colours.
Other participants included minister for the presidency, also in charge of Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze, Makindye mayor Ian Clarke and Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Ssempala.
Clad in tight jeans, a T-shirt and flowery hat, Musisi at some points jumped off the truck and rode camels amid applause from the crowds. This is the second time KCCA organises a street carnival, having launched it last year to celebrate Uganda’s golden jubilee anniversary.
According to Musisi, the carnival aims at bringing different people in Kampala to celebrate together ahead of independence
Dozens of traditional dancers and skitters as well as bikers caused excitement as they rode ahead of Musisi’s floater. School children, Police and Prisons brass bands also entertained the revellers. Thousands of people stood along the streets to catch a glimpse of the excitement.
Kampala City Festival 2013. PHOTOS: Nicholas OnealPublish Date: Oct 06, 2013