of Ruwenzori Diocese Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo has condemned the brutal arrest
and killing of alleged terror suspects.
the confirmation service at All Saints Church in Bundibugyo District on Sunday,
Kisembo asked security personnel to protect the lives of all Ugandans.
Kisembo's comments come at the time when at least eight suspected terrorists have been shot dead
under suspicious circumstances by security officers during counter-terrorism
operations in a spate of five months.
The eight who all happen to be Muslims include; Mohammed Nsubuga, Manihaji, Master
Lubwama, Juma Saidi, Juma Sserwadda, Amin Kawawa Mustapha, Moses Mudasiri,
and most recently Sheikh Muhammad Abbas Kirevu who was shot dead by security
personnel days after the twin bombings in Kampala.
ago, security personnel also killed four alleged ADF rebels in Ntoroko district
as they attempted to flee to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
Kisembo said that the suspects are supposed to be tried in courts and proved guilty or innocent. He also added that there is a need
for Ugandans to value life and desist from acts that cost their life and that
“Tugonza kujumiira bankagunaga….
Cue out: …babatyale mu court.”//
Kisembo now wants the
Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC to conduct investigations and issue a report
about the latest incidents.
Tumwesige of All Saints Church asked the government to investigate all acts of
terrorism and convict those found guilty.
about the creation of the West Ruwenzori Diocese, Canon Tumwesige says plans have
been resumed after the ease of the lockdown noting that the select committee
has collected more than 70 Million Shillings out of the needed 100 Million to
kick start the operations of the diocese.
for the diocese began as early as 1986 on account of language differences
between the people of Tooro, the Bamba/Babwisi, and Bakonzo communities.
In 2017 the
Church of Uganda Synod agreed to the creation of the Diocese and
asked the authorities to construct staff houses, the Bishop's house, and have
inauguration of the diocese and installation of the first Bishop was due in
December this year but archdeaconry leaders now say that this may not be
possible until next year.