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Women4Uganda Activists Pray For Peace

Dr. Thelma Awori, one of the organisers of the prayers says they decided to turn to God in prayer because they are tired of being killed and raped.
30 Aug 2018 12:05
Miriam Matembe and Winnie Kiiza were some of the women who bowed their heads today morning in prayer at St. Luke Church Ntinda

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Women under Women4Uganda,a pressure group have held prayers for the unrest in the country to stop. The women, who were dressed in white, convened at St. Luke Ntinda this morning to pray for the country.

The prayers were organized as a means to stop injustice, oppression, corruption, kidnappings and insecurity in Uganda. The prayers follow the recent unrest in several parts of the country following the arrest and detention of legislators during the last campaigns of the just ended Arua municipality MP by-elections.

In her sermon, Reverend Canon, Diana Mirembe Nkesige asked all people in the country to pray for peace, saying Uganda cannot go back to what it was before. "As young people, we saw the destruction caused by the use of guns. We cannot go back to that. We are tired of this and need to stand up and stop being silent but pray for our country. Beat our chests and weep because God cannot ignore a wailing heart,” she said.

Rev. Can Nkesige says that they decided as mothers to come together to pray for the country because Ugandans need to stand together to bring peace and stop the violence and intimidation that has become the order of the day.

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Dr. Thelma Awori, one of the organisers of the prayers says they decided to turn to God in prayer because they are tired of being killed and raped.

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Winnie Kiiza, the former Leader of the Opposition, said they came to ask God for forgiveness because the leaders in the country are not leading the way God wants them to.

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Miria Matembe, the former Bushenyi Woman Member of Parliament, said a lot of prayers are needed because Ugandans have deviated from God's path and have decided to take their own.

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