Archbishop Lwanga mired in plot to overthrow Museveni

The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Old Kampala

State operatives are reportedly accusing Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of plotting to overthrow President Museveni.

Lwanga made the outcry on Good Friday while addressing a congregation at Old Kampala Playgrounds.

Speaking at a holy mass following 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], Lwanga said he had received a phone call from an anonymous person.

The caller claimed the state had received information linking Lwanga to a plot to overthrow the government.

As a measure, the state had also recruited informants and placed them in church to spy on the man of God.

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In an audio of his mass, Lwanga called the information misleading and faulted politicians, businessmen and civil servants who have made it a habit to report innocent civilians to the president.

He also faulted the police, Internal Security Organisation [ISO] and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives who tell the president lies just to keep their jobs.

According to Lwanga, some of the informants are people who were dismissed from the Church and now shine as saints before the president.

“We also suffer the same fate, we are misguided and abused, our political leaders can’t even escape this same fate. I call upon all of you to stop telling lies, stop misleading our president,” he told believers.

He added: “People are being killed & correct me if I’m wrong, they can’t be found, yet they use phones & they can easily load mobile money on these phones? How can you tell me they can’t be found?”

The caller reportedly told Lwanga that he will be the next Janan Luwum, the former Archbishop of Church of Uganda, who was killed by government operatives on February 16, 1977.

Janani Jakaliya Luwum was the archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1974 to 1977 and one of the most influential leaders of the modern church in Africa.

He was arrested in February 1977 and died shortly after.




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