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Pastor Kiwedde set free after serving 6-year jail term in prison

Pastor William Muwanguzi alias Kiwedde (Center) in the dock for impersonation. He has been released after completing his jail term. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA– Uganda’s self-declared man of God William Paul Muwanguzi, better known as pastor Kiwedde is now a free man after completing his sentence.

Pastor Kiwedde was in 2013 arrested from Rakai District, where he was impersonating a Kenyan Catholic priest who was performing healing prayers and miracles from which he extorted huge sums of money from hundreds of unsuspecting followers.

However, after serving part of his sentence at Mutukula prison, in 2014, Pastor escaped from prison and managed to get out of the country through Mutukula border before going to Zimbabwe where he was expatriated back to the country to complete his sentence.

Pastor Kiwedde was sentenced to four years jail term for impersonation and he was added two extra years for prison break and being in possession of a fake passport in the names of David Mubiru.

Frank Baine, the Uganda Prisons Service public relations officer, confirmed that pastor Kiwedde was released after he completed his jail term.

Kiwedde became famous because of his activities at his defunct Pentecostal church under the name of Holy Fire Ministries on Entebbe road in Kampala where thousands of believers gathered for miracles.

He is said to have extracted a lot of money from his followers in which he accumulated wealth and bought lavish cars he branded with ‘Kiwedde’ an expression meaning ‘it is done’.

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