KAMPALA – Tension is building at Bat Valley Primary School in Kampala city where women activists have gathered ahead of their planned demonstration over Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s public remarks about his wife Teddy having fistula.
The activists gathered at the theatre on Monday ahead of their march to Pastor Bugingo’s prayer centre in Makerere-Kikoni to deliver the cotton cool and sanitary pads to him after he publicly complained that he tolerated his wife in their marriage even when she had fistula for 10 years.
However, police have deployed at the theatre, closely following the events. The activists are holding placards condemning Pastor Bugingo for what they said is disgracing women.
Ms Hadnas Remisha, one of the activists, said Pastor Bugingo is not fit to be a pastor following his behaviour of demeaning a woman.
The head of House of Prayer Ministries on Sunday apologised to his wife but Remisha said this is not enough, urging government to step in and punish him.
On Sunday, Pastor Bugingo said: “I have apologised to the women Members of Parliament. I have apologised to the civil society organisations dealing in human rights. I have apologised to all women in the world most especially Teddy.”
Police on Sunday had to deploy at his church fearing that the two groups would end up in a fistfight, but the activists didn’t turn up.
Pastor Bugingo and wife Teddy Bugingo are battling in family court to end the marriage after his wife accused him of having a love affair with one of his media worker, Mr Susan Makula.
Pastor Bugingo has had several controversies. In 2017, he was alleged to have ordered members of his congregation to burn King James Version (KJV) and Good News version bibles for having wrong interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.