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Lwanga hits back on church and politics, says politicians must accept the truth

Former Presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye laying a wreath on the casket containing the remains of former archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo. Courtesy photo.

KAMPALA–The Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has insisted that the Church will not stop commenting on issues affecting the country.

In his message at the burial of departed former Archbishop of the Anglican church Dr. Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo, he clarified that churches are not enemies of the state, but it’s leaders must speak truth to power.

“The truth between the church and politics is that the churches are not enemies of the state. The remarks we make are none other than those telling the truth because the church is the conscience of the State. Politics, faith and reason need one another,” Lwanga said during the burial Archbisbop Nkoyoyo at Uganda Marty’s Namugongo

On the late, Archbishop Lwanga described him as a gallant son who worked hard to get everyone around him out of poverty.

Archbishop Nkoyoyo was on Tuesday laid to rest at the Anglican Shrine in Namugongo. Several high-profile figures, including officials from the Government, Buganda Kingdom, the Church and the Muslim community attended the service.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, the Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and Mufti of Uganda Shaban Mubajje were among those at the burial.

Nkoyoyo succumbed to Pneumonia at Kampala Hospital on the 5th of January 2018 at the age of 82.

Before his death, Nkoyoyo spent six months in the UK undergoing treatment for cancer of the throat.

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