Lokodo drafts policy on churches after Mbonye fiasco

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Prophet Elvis Mbonye

Ethics and Integrity minister, Fr Simon Lokodo, is drafting a new policy to guide activities of churches in the country following an outcry by Ugandans on the behaviour of self-styled Prophet, Elvis Mbonye.

Lokodo told plenary on Thursday presided over by deputy speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, that a policy on churches and other places of worship will be laid.

“All mushrooming churches will be registered,” Lokodo said.

This followed a statement by Internal Affairs minister, Jeje Odongo, who attributed Wakiso killings of women to ritual sacrifice and works of illuminati cult that sacrifices people to the devil for riches.

Aruu County MP, Hon. Odonga Otto, urged members not to down play the role of places of worship in this witchcraft issue.

“I saw people kissing shoes,” Otto said in reference to journalist Joseph Kabuleta who was photographed kissing Mbonye’s feet.

Kabuleta has since defended himself saying he trusts the spiritual authority of the prophet which is reportedly stronger than that of the catholic Pope in Rome, Italy.

But Mbonye who is on the spotlight over sorcery, witchcraft and fraudulent miracles, believes he is making an impact instead.

Mbonye preaching

“I love it when we stir the devils in people! Devils normally get violent before they are cast out,” he said on Wednesday, shaking off all criticism.

“We are God’s remnants!” Prophet Mbonye went, “You will know that what I have spoken of old, what I have decreed from old, what I have held in suspense, that I begin to bring even at the door of this land; and I begin to open the door and they begin to see a new day,’ says the Spirit of the living God.”

He continues: “And my people begin to rejoice at it, my people begin to know that rest has come. My people begin to know that my throne indeed has brought a new hope from above. My people begin to know that the Lord, surely His word never falls to the ground.’ says the Spirit of the Lord.” Thank you Jesus.”

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