UGANDA: Bishops accused of plotting to overthrow Museveni regime
We’re not plotting to overthrow Museveni, says Archbishop Lwanga
KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has downplayed reports that he is plotting to overthrow President Museveni.
Dr Lwanga’s comments were in reference to a phone call he received from an anonymous person indicating that the state had received information linking him to a plot to overthrow the government. The caller reportedly told him that government had recruited informants within the church set up, who had given information to the president on the alleged plot.
Dr Lwanga said a lot of misleading information is passed to the President by politicians, businessmen, civil servants, police officers, Internal Security Organization and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) among others.
He was speaking to a congregation at Old Kampala Playgrounds where thousands converged for holy mass, after taking part in the ecumenical public way of the cross, an annual procession held in the simulation of the journey of Jesus to the place of his crucifixion.
He said the anonymous caller warned him to be careful, saying he might be the next Janan Luwum, the former Archbishop of Church of Uganda, who was killed by government operatives on February 16, 1977.
The Archbishop, who described the misleading information as unfortunate and terrible, told Mr Museveni that he was recruiting wrong people as informants.
Dr Lwanga said some of the informants were dismissed from the Church and now shine as saints before the president.
Published on March 31, 2018 at 09:35AM