KAMPALA – A city lawyer is in the spotlight after contributing over Shs1 billion towards Zoe Fellowship Ministries owned by Prophet Elvis Mbonye
Mr Simon Ssenyonga, 25, who calls himself Prophet Mbonye’s spiritual son, is said to have made the UGX1 billion pledge of which he pays about Shs160m in instalments on a daily basis.
This website has seen envelopes bearing Mr Ssenyonga’s daily contributions to Prophet Mbonye with amounts ranging from Shs30M to Shs163M a day.
The revelation has raised concern over the lawyer’s source of money at his tender age of 25 and have only been working for about two years, having left university in 2017.
We could not immediately reach Mr Ssenyonga for a comment but in an interview with Campus Bee, an online website on Thursday , he confirmed the contribution.
“What you saw on the envelopes is actually little money. That is my daily contribution to the prophet. At the end of it all, I intend to have remitted over one billion to the Ministries,” he is quoted as saying by the Campus Bee.
Mr Ssenyonga said he acquires the money by the help of the Prophet’s Supernatural Manifestation.
“This is not my 1/10 contribution (kimu kya kumi) and neither is it my contribution to the honouring dinner of the Prophet. This is what we call ‘Seed’ in prophetic language,” he is quoted as saying.
The lawyer contested for the Makerere University guild presidency in 2016 and lost.
He has always appeared in the news and authored many articles defending Pastor Mbonye’s prophetic gifts.
In a 2017 interview with the Matooke Republic, a print and online media company, Mr Ssenyonga is quoted criticizing President Museveni’s relationship with the church, saying the president fears and respects witch doctors more than church leaders and that’s why he is always giving orders to the church yet he doesn’t do the same with witch-doctors.
“Most of these guys (church leaders) have been reduced to beggars of the President and Government. This is so because they are broke and so they look at President Museveni as their ‘God’,” Ssenyonga said.