Punish Buhweju RDC – Kitabi OBs Urge President

Buhweju RDC Moses Mwebesa

Former Students of Kitabi Seminary have asked President Yoweri Museveni and the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura to rein over the Buhweju Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Moses Mwebesa who last week attacked Bihanga Catholic Parish and disrupted late night prayers.

The RDC who was flanked by the area DPC and DISO reportedly stormed the Church on 30th January 2016 and disrupted overnight prayers preceded by the Eucharistic celebration.

He is said to have assaulted Deusdedit Nabeeta who was preaching on the pulpit, see try grabbed his microphone and asked the Christians to leave.

The leaders also accosted the parish priest Rev Fr. Kenneth Beingana who was trying to calm the situation. The RDC reportedly accused the church leaders of backing opposition political candidates in the area.

The Kitabi former students under their umbrella body Kitabi Seminary Old Boys Association (KISOBA) are seeking punitive measures against the errant RDC and his squad.

The OBs in a statement also asked President Museveni and the IGP “to assure the catholic community in Uganda that such acts shall not happen again and the freedom of worship as enshrined in our cherished constitution shall be respected by agents of the state.”

“Decency would demand that the belligerent actors deliver an unequivocal and unconditional apology to the Parish Priest, ed the catholic community of Bihanga Parish and the Archbishop under whose jurisdiction the Parish falls.  Four days since, nothing of the sort has been done,” stressed the Association Vice Chairperson Raymond A. Karamagi

“The celebration of mass is a sacred act to the catholic community and any attempts to disrupt such by anyone irrespective of their status is an affront on the deepest of our beliefs and at the very least sacrilegious.  Such actions call for spiritual cleansing of the offenders,” he noted.

Earlier this week, the church leaders had written to the Minister in Charge of Presidency Hon Frank Tumwebaze to take action against the RDC.


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