All across the world, there are sites and cities named for colonial masters. Named for individuals who were leaders in treating Black and brown persons as less then human. Individuals who personally directed horrific atrocities or explicitly supported them. There are sites and cities named for slave owners.
Some say that changing names is trying to change history. It is not. It is a corrective. Changing names says that the colonist leaders are worthy of denigration, not honorifics. Changing the names claims the truth of history.
The Pragmora Institute has launched an online advocacy program to support those who are speaking out against the continuation of such names, starting with Lake Victoria.