KAMPALA- Kampala Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has revealed that religious leaders under their umbrella body, the Uganda Joint Christian Council protested to President Yoweri Museveni about the torture of Members of Parliament, including Bobi Wine, in the aftermath of the Arua chaos.
Delivering his Christmas homily at Rubaga Cathedral on Tuesday, Archbishop Lwanga said that the Church was shocked by the actions of the security forces B in the aftermath of the Arua Municipality by-election that saw several people beaten up and some charged with treason.
He said, as a result, religious leaders met with Mr Museveni and told him to stop torturing Ugandans.
“We were happy that when Hon Bobi Wine and Hon Zaake returned home peacefully after treatment, none was beaten up,” he said during Mass that was also attended by Bobi Wine, wife Barbie, Katikkiro Charles Mayiga and a host of other leaders.
The cleric also insisted that Christians must find church activities, albeit voluntarily. He said earlier in the year the media misquoted him saying he proposed church tax. He said he was quoting the Bible which imposes the 10 percent Levy on the income of believers. He said it was working perfectly well in Germany and Italy. However, he explained, it was not compulsory.
The archbishop spoke against humanity rights abuses, saying many African leaders had diverted from the reasons they sought independence from colonialists in the mid-20th century.
Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo said nothing will shake peace enjoyed in Uganda.
Charles Peter Mayiga, Buganda Kingdom Katikkiro said state-sponsored violence and land grabbing should stop.