National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has mourned the passing of Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
“It is a dark day for the Catholic Church. It is a dark day for Uganda,” he said on Saturday.
“I have learnt with great shock about the sudden death of His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese. It will be very hard to cope with this unimaginable loss.”
Bobi Wine said Lwanga will be remembered for always speaking out against injustice and oppression.
“Only yesterday (Friday) as he joined the faithful to celebrate the way of the cross, he raised his voice yet again and condemned the rampant abductions of our people by the state. Archbishop Lwanga joins several other eminent outspoken religious leaders who have recently died under very unclear circumstances.”
“May the Lord receive his gentle soul in heaven.”
Bobi Wine just returned to the country a few days ago from an official working trip.
“I am grateful to all Ugandans who have held fort and continued the struggle for freedom and democracy in various ways, despite incredible challenges.”
He said the leadership of the National Unity Platform came together to pray for all comrades who are missing, as well as those who are under illegal detention at Kitalya and other prisons across the country.
“They have also handed some gifts to the families of the comrades to enable them go through the Easter holiday. I appreciate all elected MPs and other friends who have contributed to this effort and continue to support our comrades and their families. The revolution shall be won.”