KAMPALA – Kampala City Lord Mayor hopeful Joseph Mayanja better known by his stage name Jose Chameleone is surely mending his ties with God as the mayoral election period gets closer.
While attending a scientific service at Pr Wilson Bugembe’s Nansana based Worship House on Sunday morning, Chameleone thanked God for keeping him alive amidst everything he has gone through.
As is the norm with Bugembe, he gets to chat with the celebrities about their different encounters with God that makes them share testimonies to show the gratefulness of the lord.
Chameleone’s testimony was not like the usual ones as the mayor to be shed a tear, remembering how the Lord has surely been there for him.
The Leone Island Music Empire CEO gave glory to the Lord and confessed how he wouldn’t come this far if it had not been God’s mercy and guidance.
“I remember the day I fell off the third floor of a hotel in Tanzania that saw my limbs get fractured over a decade ago. I saw God’s love for me much as many people thought it was a stunt and said a lot of things,” he shared with tears rolling down.
He thanked God for helping him survive and promised to keep serving God even after the elections.
Chameleone spent his entire Sunday afternoon fellowshipping with fellow singer and gospel story teller, Pastor Wilson Bugembe. He sang and danced for the Lord and took the congregation through several hymns.
Mayanja who is set to pick nomination forms for the mayoral race this week has not had it easy in the political arena in the past two weeks.
While launching his campaign office on Balintuma Road, Mengo in Rubaga Division, there was a scuffle between the police and his supporters that claimed a life of one of them, Ashiraf Jjala popularly known as Viper Copper.
Police were forced to fire teargas and rubber bullets to the ‘rioting’ youth who had gathered at the venue allegedly to cause chaos; this according to Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango.
Viper was reportedly hit numerous times on his head by baton wielding police officers attached to the Field Force Unit and sustained severe injuries from the incident. He later breathed his last at Mulago hospital where police had taken him for treatment.