Bishop Kisembo Condemns Rwenzori Attacks

Bishop Reuben Kisembo Amooti of Rwenzori diocese

The Bishop of Rwenzori Diocese Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo has asked the cultural leaders of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzuruuru and Obudingiya bwa Bwamba to denounce attacks for the region to be peaceful.

Three weeks ago clashes between Bamba and Bakonzo tribes broke out in the districts of Bundibugyo and Kasese leaving about 30 people dead, dosage several injured and scores displaced.

Over 8,000 people displaced by the tribal clashes have camped at Bubukwanga refugee camp in Bundibugyo district.

Bishop Kisembo yesterday utilized the Easter Sunday message to strongly condemn the attacks that have left people in a state of misery, and the killing of innocent people that deserve a right to life, good shelter and food.

Preaching to Christians at St John’s Cathedral in Fort Portal town on Easter Sunday, Bishop Kisembo wondered why people are killing each other as if there is no tomorrow and Heaven yet they call themselves Christians not pagans.

He said, “Such horrendous tribal attacks are a clear manifestation that some Christians go to church for prayers, engage in church activities but their faith and actions remain doubted. We need to change as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ”.

Bishop Kisembo said “I’m appealing to the attackers to refrain from atrocious acts, repent, show love for one another and translate their faith into good deeds”

Citing the Uganda Motto: “For God and My Country”, the man of God asked people affected by these tribal wars to refrain from seeking revenge.

“These actions of the attackers as ungodly and it’s upon this that I request leaders in both districts of Bundibugyo and Kasese to advocate for peace,” Said Bishop Kisembo.

He also advised the losers in the just concluded elections to concede defeat and serve the communities in other capacities like engaging in income generating activities.



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