Crime & Investigation

Priest Arrested Over Kigezi Diocese Inferno


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According to South Western Uganda Police publicist, Elly Matte the suspects include Robert Kikabi, a 48-year-old businessman, Rev Edison Turyatunga, the Uganda college of Commerce (Kibale) chaplain and two security guards working for Security 2000 Group.

”As Rev. Amos Twetise opened his office for the normal routine, he was welcomed by smoke,” stressed Matte.

The police spokesperson further noted that by the time the fire was put out, property worth millions of shillings had been destroyed.

Matte explained that there has been tension in Kigezi Diocese after the house of Kigezi that sat in Kampala chose the former Provincial Secretary Rev. Can. George Bagamuhunda to replace Rev. George Katwesigye.

”Katwesigye was accused of being incompetent, segregative and favoring the Basigi clan mates while appointing the clergy,’’ noted Matte.

The police spokesperson therefore stressed that “more arrests will be made especially among those who have been collecting signatures to contest the consecration of the new Bishop.”

”Early last month police arrested two people who had been hired to burn Bishop Katwesigye’s cars in the parking yard,’’ stressed Matte.

He therefore called upon the residents to cooperate with police to help address the problem in the diocese.


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