BUDAKA – A pastor in Budaka district died on Christmas minutes after delivering his sermon to Christians.
Julius Mwanika 34 has been a prominent Pastor at Trinity Chapel in Nakibule, Budaka town council.
Pastor David Gonahasa, the overseer of Born Again Churches in Budaka district told journalists that Mwanika complained of chest pain shortly after delivering his Christmas homily.
“He immediately got a Boda Boda and went home but his condition worsened. We [pastors] organized transport to take him to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival,” Gonahasa said.
Pastor James Shaine of Budaka Deliverance Church says they were with deceased in a pastoral meeting on Monday to organise for an overnight on December 31, 2018, but he looked fine and didn’t complain of any illness.
Wilson James Salaamu, the Budaka District Police Commander, says they received the news of the pastor’s death and have commenced investigations.
Mwanika’s body is lying at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary.