KAMPALA – Police in Kajjansi Town, Wakiso District, have arrested a pastor and 30 of his followers for defying the Presidential directives.
Pastor Rashid Mutebi of Blessed Feelings Church International located in Gobe, Kajjansi and his followers were picked on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 after Police received information about their illegal activities at the Church.
On interrogation, the pastor alleges that the Christians came from far and he was still looking for money to transport them to their homes. The followers were cautioned and released.
The Pastor is currently detained at Kajjansi Police station.
Several priests and pastors from different parts of Uganda were on Sunday arrested by a joint security team for allegedly defying President Museveni’s directive against holding religious gatherings in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The religious leaders were allegedly found celebrating mass/service on Sunday just hours after the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed the first case of COVID-19.
Christ the King parish priest, Msgr Gerald Kalumba was briefly detained at Central Police Station in Kampala for allegedly defying the president’s directive.
Kisoro parish priest, Rev Fr. John Bazimenyera was arrested for allegedly holding Holy mass. He was taken to Kisoro police station as investigations continue.
In Jinja town, Pastor Zakaria Sserwanda of Evangel Church was on Sunday arrested by police for preaching to a big crowd.