Why the Museveni regime promotes superstition, fake pastors
When Museveni came to power 31 years ago, he came with the Marxist ideology which views organized religion as divisive and exploitative to the masses. He also viewed the Catholic and Protestant churches as historical strongholds of the traditional political parties, DP and UPC respectively. He had a mission of asserting his authority and destroying these traditional political parties. He has, for the last 31 years been promoting the Pentecostal/Born Again churches which have greatly weakened the Catholic and Protestant churches. Through his wife who claims to be a Born Again, he has sided with the Pentecostal churches where his daughter also runs one such church.
Museveni has always promoted his policy of reigning over an ignorant, disease-prone, and impoverished Ugandan society. Over the years, he has succeeded in destroying the once flourishing Uganda’s education standard. He has directly helped the institution of the so called Traditional Healers to flourish. His deliberate haphazard economic policies have impoverished Ugandans to unprecedented levels. Consequently, with biting poverty and a defective health care system, traditional healers/Witch Doctors and Pentecostal churches have come in to fill the gap. Desperate Ugandans turn to Witch Doctors and fake Pastors for solace. They have fallen prey to quack Doctors and Prophets/Pastors where they don’t only lose their hard-earned money and property but are also lured into commission of heinous crime.
Because of unemployment, many Ugandans spend most of their time in these Born-Again churches praying for divine intervention. Unscrupulous Pastors and prophets exploit their vulnerability by claiming to pray for them to get Visas, cars, and property. They claim to cure both the curable and incurable diseases. Interestingly, they craftily promote superstition through emphasising widespread existence of witchcraft/evil spirits which they in turn claim to cure through prayers.
The wealthy, the educated and the illiterate have equally fallen victim. There is a strong belief that ritual sacrifices of human beings, more especially children brings about social, political and economic success. Sometime back the Head of the Police’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, Moses Binoga, confirmed that politicians and wealthy businessmen secretly visit shrines. Sometime back, Museveni and Speaker Kadaga set the example by visiting shrines in Mubende and Busoga respectively. It is an open secret that Ugandans in South Africa dominate the institution of Sangoma, traditional healers. In September 2006, the government of South Africa announced a plan to deport the dominant Ugandan quack witch doctors. Because of their role in the economy, Uganda’s police chief, Gen. Kalekyezi met the Association of Traditional Healers in Uganda to discuss the impending deportation.
It is speculated that most of the Ugandan celebrities, more especially in the Music industry, carry out sacrificing of their siblings, spouses and children in return for success. There is also the phenomenon of regime cohorts abruptly accumulating ill-gotten wealth by fleecing public money but deceive gullible Ugandans that it’s acquired from the practice of witchcraft. In January 2006 Uganda’s foreign service was hit by allegations of witchcraft just because almost 80% of them are not career diplomats. Sometime back, artificial gadgets that cause electric shock to unsuspecting Born Again churchgoers were seized at Entebbe Airport as they were being imported. Because of the hidden agenda, the regime has never come out clear to tackle the problem. Instead leading traditional healers/witch doctors and fake pastors are accorded VIP protection and high level facilitation. Museveni accords the same or even better status to the head of witch doctors, Mama Fina as to the head of the Anglican and Catholic churches in Uganda.
Around February 2017, as Museveni was attending night prayers at Rubaga Miracle Centre, Pastor Kayanja warned him that State House was beset by witchcraft. He said; “Your Excellency, witchcraft is everywhere, in Parliament and in State House…… in the past 150 days, I have realised that the majority of people who have brought witchcraft are not pagans.” In reaction, Museveni informed the congregation that Pastor Kayanja had accurately analysed the issue of witchcraft. He further castigated Born Again Christians for promoting sectarianism in the country by condemning other religions especially traditionalists, who believe in witchcraft. He said; ” What Kayanja has said is very true. These Catholicism, Protestantism and Muslims …. they are there, but also the traditional religions are there, and it is very strong and it is everywhere. Many people go to church during the day and in the evening, they go to traditional religions. I saw this, but for me I mobilise all of them for peace, but you can sort out the rest later.” He went ahead to plainly show his support for traditional healers thus; “…. some people ask why I deal with them. You know what Jesus says; that I did not come for the healthy but for the sick.” Shortly after, his Press Secretary, Tamale Mirundi, appearing on a local FM radio station, Top Radio, confirmed that the existence of witchcraft practices at State House. He said; “…. for 13 years, I worked at State House, I saw a lot. There are a few saved people there. Majority believe in African tradition.”
It is against the above background that last week the Minister of Internal Affairs told Parliament that the ongoing mysterious killing of women in Uganda is linked to the devilish worship, Illuminati. No wonder, during the same week the regime facilitated Prophet Elvis Mbonye’s grand Dinner Gala where his followers were made to kiss and lick his shoes. With flourishing ignorance, disease and poverty under the reign of Museveni, Ugandans should anticipate the worst. After Museveni, will have attained his life presidency, Ugandans will be required to worship him as a demi-god, Mucweezi.
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