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‘I Quit My International Job to Become a Traditional Healer’

Asiimwe Kagari is the head of the Uganda Barangi Healers Association (UBHA).
Asiimwe Kagari is the head of the Uganda Barangi Healers Association (UBHA).

    By: Joshua Nahamya

  • Dec 5,2016
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At the age of 46, Mr Asiimwe Kagari is a fully fledged traditional healer and foreseer with no regrets.

Looking back at the white color person of his past, Asiimwe says he is much happier doing what he calls a greater mission – using supernatural powers he claims to have inherited from the Bachwezi demigods to cure a spectrum of diseases and curses.

Asiimwe, who quit his job at the World Food Program to take over from his parents as a traditional healer and fortune teller, yesterday hosted the minister of Gender Labor and Social Development Hon. Janat Mukwaya at his base in Katerananga, Biharwe Division in Mbarara municipality.

Gender Minister Janat Mukwaya (L) being shown around Asiimwe's shrine in Biharwe Mbarara

Gender Minister Janat Mukwaya (L) being shown around Asiimwe’s shrine in Biharwe Mbarara

He is currently the head of the Uganda Barangi Healers Association (UBHA).

Having quit his job in Kigali, Rwanda just last year, Asiimwe currently boosts of a strong clientele from mainly Uganda, Tanzania and the RDC.

He is taking in the footsteps of his father Eryesafu Karibita Kagari, a renowned foreseer who died back in the 1970s.

After his mother’s passing in 2005, Asiimwe last year decided to come back home and take over the healing business using Chwezi powers.

Asiimwe's shrine

Asiimwe’s shrine

During his consecration, he recalls, he was told “never to steal, drink alcohol or touch any intoxicants, but just keep praying.”

“I was taught how to pray and I kept on praying. Nothing special was given to me but I just heal people who come here and they come back to thank me,” he told the minister.

Ever since he took over the Bachwezi powers he says he has treated over 400 people from 35 districts countrywide, DRC and Tanzania.

Asiimwe is also a wealthy man

Asiimwe is also a wealthy man

Asiimwe says that he only heals ‘satanic evil diseases’ but for anything else like malaria, he advises people to go to the hospital for treatment.

“We don’t treat such diseases; we just refer them to hospitals. Sometimes those that don’t have money, I give them my own money to go to the hospital.”

On the challenges he faces, Asiimwe says he gets interference from religious leaders and sometimes the police.

“Police officers accuse us of causing insecurity while religious leaders take us to be interfering with the church. I myself am a protestant; I am not against religion or God,” he adds.

Local leaders join in the dance at the function

Local leaders join in the dance at the function


Asiimwe says the Bachwezi are not there to interfere with the Church or government health programs.

He also warns, “Here we don’t have money to give away; we believe in saving and working and not wasting money, hoping that you will come here and get it back.”

At the event, the Gender Minister Janat Mukwaya hailed the traditional healers for the role they play in development and said government is not against them.

Minister Janat Mukwaya appreciated the work of Traditional healers in the country

Minister Janat Mukwaya appreciated the work of Traditional healers in the country

The minister condemned government security operatives which rush to interfere in their work with no strong grounds.

She however warned that those use this avenue to commit crimes such as child sacrifice that the law will hunt them down.

To the Uganda Barangi Healers Association (UBHA), the area MP Michael Tusiime contributed 1million Shs for their own development.

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