Former Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has met and spent time with one of Uganda’s rugby players, Kikawa Brian.
Nyanzi said on Wednesday that her host, Konrad Hirsch, took her to the former 1972 Olympic Village in Munich which is now students’ accommodation.
“We were interested in seeing a house that was painted with the flag of Uganda. I wanted to check out the patriotic owner of the student-flat, who had boldly painted our flag on the walls in the middle of a German city.”
After posing for a photo outside the little student house, she was wonderfully surprised to bump into the bemuscled Kikawa Brian – the famous Ugandan rugby player.
“He was delighted to introduce himself and even told me he is from the Mpindi clan of the Baganda.”
Brian explained to her that he now plays rugby for the team in Munich.
“He told me that he was among the people who helped paint the Ugandan flag onto the walls of this student-flat in Olympische Dorf.”
She added: “His love for Uganda was apparent as I observed him fluently switching from English to German and then to Luganda.”