Mengo Palace

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“Built in 1922, this small palace is the for­mer home of the king of Bu­ganda, though it has re­mained empty since 1966 when Prime Min­is­ter Milton Obote or­dered a dra­matic at­tack to oust Kabaka Mutesa II, then pres­i­dent of Uganda. Led by the forces of Idi Amin, sol­diers stormed the palace and, af­ter sev­eral days of fight­ing, Mutesa was forced into ex­ile. The build­ing’s in­te­rior can­not be vis­ited, but the no­to­ri­ous un­der­ground prison here is open to tours.”

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