Header advertisement
  • HOME
  • Society
  • ‘I Quit My International Job to Become a Traditional Healer’
Title

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

FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailGoogle+
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
  • 521 Viewed

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

Advice

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.

# , # , #

Don't miss the stories AND LET'S go!!!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...
 
Related Articles

Kabale MP Loser to Head Kigezi Association

Dr Francis Mwesigye Runumi, the former Kabale municipality MP contestant in the February general elections has won the chairmanship of the International Community of the

Kyankwanzi: The Wife Importing, Child Molesting ‘Melting Pot’

It’s been raining all night in Kasubi village in Kitabona sub country and perhaps the entirety of Kyankwanzi district. The road, or let’s call it

Gen Kayihura Called to Intervene in Ankole Kingdom Confusion

The Prime Minister of the banned Kingdom of Ankole Dr William Katatumba has alerted the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura to investigate Umar

Street Children Influx Blamed on NGOs

Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the Kabale Municipality Mayor has accused local NGOs of causing the proliferation of children on the streets of Kabale. The mayor says

Ugandans Take Cultural Art to the Next Level

A team of artists from the Rwenzori region are showcasing their best cultural works at the Uganda Museum in an art exhibition that opened on

Museveni Asks Tooro Kingdom To Revive Cultural Values

President Yoweri Museveni has asked Tooro Kingdom to embark on serious restoration of the indigenous African traditional cultural values like family values and unity as

PM Rugunda Speaks Out on Minister Kibuule’s Conduct

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has expressed concern over the recent incident in which the State Minister for Water Resources Hon. Ronald Kibuule reportedly punched

UNHCR to Inject USD 31M in Uganda’s Refugee Program

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi has highlighted the need for the international community to unanimously tackle the issue of the welfare

Fire Destroys Forest in Mbarara Killing 5

Police in Mbarara is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a forest in Nyarubare, Bugamba Rwampara over the weekend. The fire gutted Kikunda

Gov’t Dismisses Claims of Selling National Theatre

She added that the theatre is to undergo redevelopment as one of the first interventions to raise pride of artistes and development of the industry



Header advertisement
Header advertisement

Header advertisement

Header advertisement
Error, no group ID set! Check your syntax!
Latest News


MPs Praise Lumumba, Opondo for Condemning Oil Cash Bonanza

Members of Parliament have praised the National Resistance Movement party senior... (Read More)

Muhoozi Speaks Out of Reshuffle: “I Expected It”

Outgoing commander of the elite Special Forces Command, (SFC) Maj. Gen Muhoozi K... (Read More)

UPC to Government: Fix Disparities in Exam Performance

The Uganda People’s Congress has Wednesday asked government to fix the dispari... . (Read More)

Taxi Driver Injured in Kanungu Shooting

A 32 year old taxi driver in Kanungu district is fighting for his life at Bwind... (Read More)

Minister Kasaija: Expect No New Tax in 2017/2018 Budget

The Finance of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija has rev... (Read More)

We Owe Nothing to Makerere – Stresses MUBS

Misunderstandings are brewing between Makerere University and its business schoo... (Read More)

4 Prisoners Killed in Kabarole Accident

A total of four Prisoners have been killed on spot and an unconfirmed number of ... (Read More)

Formerly Conjoined Twins Return Home After Being Separated in US

Two-year-old Acen and Apio Akello are finally returning home with their mother ... (Read More)

MP Nsereko Promises Cash Prize for Every Cranes Goal Against Egypt

Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Hon. Muhammad Nsereko still has the belief... (Read More)

AFCON 2017: Hosts Gabon Seek Redemption Against Burkina Faso

African cup of Nations 2017 Group A (Match day 2) Gabon vs Burkina Faso 7pm Afte... (Read More)

Politics

Kadaga: I don’t Regret Suspending Parliament, I won

Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga says she doesn’t regret her decision to ... (Read More)

 

Error, no group ID set! Check your syntax!
Special Reports

Byanyima: We’re in Court B’se Amin Soldiers Killed Kanyamunyu’s Father, Relatives

As the war against Dictator Idi Amin raged in 1978, prominent Ugandan families w... (Read More)
Travel

New Year’s Night at Kampala Sheraton Hotel and the Taste of Food Fit for the gods

The weather is chilly; lights flicker as live music plays pacifyingly in the bac... (Read More)
Like Us on Facebook
Acquistare Cialis here.
Header advertisement