Pastor Yiga detained for raping, impregnating woman


Pastor Augustine Yiga spent a night at Kawempe police Station following his arrest for raping and impregnating a woman from Bushenyi district.

Pastor Yiga was charged with a number of crimes including defilement and fraud.

The Kawala Revival Christian Church preacher was accused by a one Angel Ainembabazi last week of raping her claiming he was praying for her and making her pregnant.

“They gave me a room after paying Shs100,000. At around 2am, Yiga came into the room and raped me. I tried to fight but he was too strong,” she narrated.


The child, a product of this rape, is now 15 years old. Ainembabazi says Yiga has never given her a shilling yet he was supposed to pay monthly maintenance fee of Shs150,000.

When Ainembabazi heard Yiga had come back from South Africa, she travelled from Bushenyi to Kawempe to get help.

She said the child was born with no private parts but took him to church for prayers.

“I took the child to some churches and they prayed and the private parts are now in place. The child is now going to school. I need school fees.”

Yiga who denied knowing her, agreed to a DNA test and promised to support the child if it’s his.

Police drama

His followers including women raided the police station demanding his release.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango told Daily Monitor that Yiga’s file has been referred to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID).

He has since been transferred to a special investigations unit in Kireka.



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