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Bishop Katonene Appeals for Govt Protection as Diocese Crumbles

Bishop Yona Katonene Speaking to the press after the conference

Uganda Police have said the massive deployment they made along Entebbe road on Sunday was not related with the return of presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi.

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Kampala South RPC Siraje Bakaleke while speaking to Chimpreports in Entebbe said the deployment was in line with a terror alert that was issued by the IGP on Saturday, http://crcpallc.com/components/com_k2/views/comments/view.html.php and that the force was not in any way bothered by Hon Mbabazi.

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“Who said we have deployed because of him (Mbabazi)? He is not a threat and there is no panic because he is coming back. That’s cheap talk. We have only deployed because this route is very sensitive and Uganda is a target following the recent incidents in France and Tunisia,” Bakaleke said.

“We are trying to neutralize the terror threat; there is nothing else behind the heavy deployment.”

Police on Sunday deployed on almost all junctions along the highway to the national airport with both anti-riot and counter terrorism personnel who were on foot and vehicles patrolling.

Bakaleke explained that they had received intelligence information that there were groups of people he didn’t mention, planning to cause confusion along the highway and that they could not allow them continue with their plans.

“We got information about some groups intending to cause chaos along the highway and we could not allow them. We urge everybody not to dare cause mayhem along the road because that, we cannot tolerate.”

When tasked to name the group he was referring to that intended to cause chaos, Bakaleke said, “I can’t tell you the name but we were tipped off they were planning to come and cause confusion on the highway.”

The Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura on Saturday warned that the law enforcement body would come out strongly to crack down on any individuals or groups that attempt to cause commotion along Entebbe Road amid reports that supporters of Amama Mbabazi were mobilizing to give the presidential hopeful a heroic welcome from United States.

“We have received information that some group is mobilizing to ferry unsuspecting members of the public on Entebbe-Kampala highway tomorrow, Sunday 28th June 2015 for motives that we are still investigating,” Kayihura said in a statement.

He added, “The police alerts the public that we have not been notified of any such activities and therefore they are unlawful.”
Uganda Police have said the massive deployment they made along Entebbe road on Sunday was not related with the return of presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi.

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Kampala South RPC Siraje Bakaleke while speaking to Chimpreports in Entebbe said the deployment was in line with a terror alert that was issued by the IGP on Saturday, http://delightstudio.co.rs/wp-includes/date.php and that the force was not in any way bothered by Hon Mbabazi.

“Who said we have deployed because of him (Mbabazi)? He is not a threat and there is no panic because he is coming back. That’s cheap talk. We have only deployed because this route is very sensitive and Uganda is a target following the recent incidents in France and Tunisia,” Bakaleke said.

“We are trying to neutralize the terror threat; there is nothing else behind the heavy deployment.”

Police on Sunday deployed on almost all junctions along the highway to the national airport with both anti-riot and counter terrorism personnel who were on foot and vehicles patrolling.

Bakaleke explained that they had received intelligence information that there were groups of people he didn’t mention, planning to cause confusion along the highway and that they could not allow them continue with their plans.

“We got information about some groups intending to cause chaos along the highway and we could not allow them. We urge everybody not to dare cause mayhem along the road because that, we cannot tolerate.”

When tasked to name the group he was referring to that intended to cause chaos, Bakaleke said, “I can’t tell you the name but we were tipped off they were planning to come and cause confusion on the highway.”

The Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura on Saturday warned that the law enforcement body would come out strongly to crack down on any individuals or groups that attempt to cause commotion along Entebbe Road amid reports that supporters of Amama Mbabazi were mobilizing to give the presidential hopeful a heroic welcome from United States.

“We have received information that some group is mobilizing to ferry unsuspecting members of the public on Entebbe-Kampala highway tomorrow, Sunday 28th June 2015 for motives that we are still investigating,” Kayihura said in a statement.

He added, “The police alerts the public that we have not been notified of any such activities and therefore they are unlawful.”
Minister in charge of security Hon Karooro Okurut has cautioned belligerent Christians in Bushenyi to stop the aggression against their Bishop, shop http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/slide_in/three_set.php Rev Yona Katonene as this would lead to further disintegration of the West Ankole Diocese.

At a conference held yesterday at Katungu diocese in Bushenyi, the minister warned the Christians that waging war against their leader would only hamper the church’s progress, and that government would not wait much long to intervene if the situation can’t be contained internally.

The ministers warning followed Bishop Katonene’s plea to the Minister to grant him protection from his belligerent followers stating that his life was in peril.

The Bishop is being accused by a section of his followers in West Ankole Diocese of misconduct in running church affairs in Sheema district.

Reports indicate that the Christians who have blocked Katonene from holding any pastoral function in Sheema and asked the Church of Uganda to take charge of their affairs until they form their own diocese which they have proposed to call central Ankole Diocese.

In his address, the bishop faulted his followers for relying on falsehoods to implicate him in various wrongs, and relentlessly fighting him.

The bishop said that a number of individuals and heads of laity had gone as far as investing money to demonize his works.

“There has been a lot of distortion of the truth. It is not only myself being threatened but several priests and Christians too have been intimidated with threats to have their houses burnt if they don’t denounce me.

Among his all-out enemies Katonene said included some politicians who are using their offices to pile pressure on him including calling and writing to the Arch Bishop about his purported poor policies.

Hon Minister Mary Karoro Okurut in her response said that the bishop is the hope of the church and any one fighting him is not far from fighting God.

Karoro urged Christians to work together for the good of the diocese instead of conflicting.  She warned the individual’s against pushing the bounds to criminal extremities as burning of Reverend’s vehicles, which are against the law.

She noted that as a security minister; she would not hesitate to arrest all those involved in causing insecurity in the districts of Sheema, Rubirizi, Bunyaruguru and the rest.

Kahinda Otafiire speaking to the Christians

Kahinda Otafiire speaking to the Christians

Also speaking at the event, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Hon Kahinda Otafire urged Christians to let the man of God conduct his duties.

Kahinda noted that no Christian is allowed to stop the bishop from visiting Sheema district or conducting his work in any church in the diocese.

“A bishop can’t be crucified; what kind of Christians are you? Learn how to handle crucial issues in a democratic way,” Kahinda stressed.

 

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