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Kituntu District

The Kituntu District is the ‘door’ to the Karagwe Diocese: On the way from Bukoba, lake Victoria or from Kampala, Uganda, via Kyaka to Karagwe and Ngara, one is going to enter Karagwe through the Kituntu District.

The word ‘Kituntu’ has different meanings:

Life at Kituntu

The majority of the people in Kituntu-District are farmers. They live from their crops such as bananas, coffee, maize, potatoes, beans or cassava. The district area is divided in fertile uplands like in Kituntu and Runyaga Parish, and poor soil lowlands, like in Kihanga and Rugera Parish. The average income is less than 300 € a year. The literacy rate is above 90% for those who only attended four years of Primary School. In terms of religion there are about 25% Lutheran, 40% Catholic and 35% others such as Muslims.

The Kituntu District has a total of 4 parishes and 1 proposed Kanoni parish.This makes a total of 30 congregations. Each parish is led by a pastor and each congregation is led by an evangelist.
Kituntu Parish with Rev. Uzima Tirumanywa consists of the six congregations Katembe, Kinyinya, Rwambaizi, Nyabuziba, Katwe and Nyakigongo.

Runyaga Parish with Rev. Focus Rutaba consists of the six congregations Runyaga, Muchuba, Kagutu, Omurulama, Ruhanya and Chanika.

Kihanga Parish with an acting pastor Rev. Uzima Tirumanywa consists of the seven congregations Kihanga, Mulamba, Kishojo, Kibwela, Rutunguru, Kyabayanda and Kitengure.

Rugera Parish with Rev. Steven Jackson consists of the four congregations Rugera, Nyarugando,Omuchonga and Mwemage.



Our German partners from Biedenkopf support us in realizing some important projects concerning our environment and the people at Kituntu. On top of that, we are able to realize other projects with our local income.


The church partnership between the Kituntu District and the Deanery of Biedenkopf (Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau) was started in 1991.The key areas of the partnership are visits, the partnership Sunday, project management, capacity building and ecumenical learning. A steady evaluation of the projects and the exchange is another integral part of the relationship between the two church districts. The partnership website www.biedenkopf-kituntu.de contains all the information on the partnership in German, English and Kiswahili.

Kituntu is part of the diocese's New Life Project. Please click here for further information about the agricultural development project.


Further information through District Pastor Rev. Uzima Tirumanywa. Mobile: +255 755 457 991; E-mail: uzimatirumanywa@yahoo.co.uk

Text: Rev. Uzima Tirumanywa

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