Rt. Rev Johnson Twinomujuni, the Bishop of West Ankole Diocese told our reporter that Rev. Mwebaze is being accused by of sexual misconduct by Christians of Kyabandara Church of Uganda in Sheema district.
The group was found worshiping on Friday evening in total disregard of a presidential directive which banned all kinds of public gatherings, as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus that has paralyzed the world.
Bishop Twinomujuni was installed at a service held at St. Peters Cathedral Bweranyangi in Bushenyi Municipality. Twinomujuni was until recently serving as the Principal at Uganda Bible Institute in Mbarara. He replaces Bishop Yona Mwesigwa Katonene who retired in October last year after heading the diocese for over 10 years.
Jackson Kamugasha, the Mayor Bushenyi -Ishaka municipality, says they decided to fix the roads to ensure the new bishop starts without transport challenges. Rev. Canon Johnson Twinomujuni was elected on April 20th 2017 to replace Bishop Rt. Rev. Yona Katoneene who retired in October 2016.
The day is commemorated every year in honor of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of then King of Buganda, Mwanga II. The young converts were burnt to death after they refused to denounce Christianity.
The House of Bishops on Thursday elected Rev.Canon Johnson Twinomujuni, the Principal at Uganda Bible Institute in Mbarara, in the neighbouring Ankole Diocese, as bishop of West Ankole. Rev. Arthur Atwiine, West Ankole Diocesan Secretary, describes it as best news that the diocese has received this year. He says that he has for long known the bishop-elect as a great preacher with the ability of uniting people.
West Ankole diocese yesterday abruptly called off a function to recognize 22 Christians as pillars of church of Uganda leaving several members confused. The function was expected to take place at Kyabugimbi archdeaconry in Kyabugimbi Sub County Bushenyi district in vain.