Events of 9th October 1962, Uganda's Independence


On the eve of October 9th, the makeshift pavilions at Kololo were full to capacity with exuberant and lighthearted Ugandans together with the outgoing British colonial administrators and hundreds of invited guests and well wishers from around the world. All were in one place to witness the handing over of instruments of power, in a ceremony that would give birth to Uganda as a sovereign state.