The Christian season of Lent started yesterday with claims that visions of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary had appeared to people at three different places in northern Uganda.
Pastors in Kawempe Division in Kampala have denounced some Pentecostal churches in the area, which they accuse of practising witchcraft, extortion and worshipping the dead, among other evils. They have also castigated pastors who have more than one wife, contrary to Bible teaching. The pastors, who addressed a joint press conference at the National Theatre in Kampala on Friday, fall under the umbrella of Kawempe Division Fellowship led by Pastor Mark Wamala of Grace Assembly Church, Mpererwe. They have threatened to expose the deviant pastors and their churches unless they change their ways. “We are denouncing such churches and we
KAMPALA, March 25 (Reuters) – Uganda has dropped terrorism charges against a U.S. evangelist who police said was caught with assault rifles hidden in his bedroom just days before last month’s election, the man’s lawyer said on Saturday. Peter Waldron, a 59-year-old from Wyoming who had claimed close links to President Yoweri Museveni’s family, is expected to be deported on Sunday, lawyer MacDosman Kabega told Reuters. See Also Free Peter Waldron “The director of public prosecutions (DPP) simply stated to us that they had lost interest in the matter and the charges were being withdrawn,” Kabega said. “We think my
Born-Again churches have set up a special committee to probe allegations of two pastors involved in false teachings and cultism. The probe was prompted by reports from the public that there are two prominent pastors in the city engaged in false teachings. The Rev. Geoffrey Byarugaba of the African Evangelistic Enterprise heads the committee which brings together Deliverance, Pentecostal and National Fellowship of Born Again churches. Addressing a press conference at Pearl Restaurant, Nakasero on Monday, Byarugaba said if the allegations are found to be true, the churches and the pastors will be banned. He said, “As churches remember the
Kampala: An American evangelist charged with terrorism in Uganda after detectives found assault rifles in his bedroom days before last month’s election was remanded by a magistrate’s court yesterday. Peter Waldron, who has claimed close links to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s family, denies the charges. Waldron, 59, winked at journalists as he crouched and waited with other prisoners to be led into court. The heavily built former military man from Wyoming was arrested on February 20 and charged with having four AK-47 rifles and 180 bullets, “all without a valid licence or reasonable excuse”, Chief Magistrate Margaret Tebulya said yesterday.
Church leaders have asked the government to institute measures to deter born-again churches from false teachings and cultism. As the churches, through the National Steering committee on False Teaching Awareness campaign, remember the Kanungu massacre this week, they have also demanded that the government makes public the Kanungu massacre report. Addressing a press conference at Pearl restaurant Nakasero yesterday, kampala Diocese assistant Bishop, the Rev. David Zac Niringye, said, “In remembrance of six years after the Kanungu Kibwetere cult massacre, Christian leaders are calling upon the government to strengthen the law for registering and monitoring the activities of religious and
A national False Teaching Awareness Week (March 12 to March 19) has been launched to educate people on the problem of cults in Uganda. Six years ago last Friday, the world awoke to the news of a mass suicide of cult followers in Kanungu in western Uganda. It later turned out that the worshippers in the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, led by Joseph Kibwetere, were murdered in a doomsday inferno. Although government authorities immediately swung into action, the leaders still remain at large. It was the kind of experience that made Christians determine that
A fatal collapse of an incomplete church building at Kalerwe near Kampala yesterday left at least twenty-four people dead. Twenty died on the spot and another four shortly after admission at Mulago, hospital authorities said. Seventy injured were still undergoing treatment last night.The Monitor reported Thursday. The victims were attending a conference of born-again pastors at Pastor Godfrey’s Luwagga’s City of the Lord Church, located in Lower Nsooba Zone on Gayaza Road. According to witnesses , two pick up trucks rushed the dead and injured to Mulago Hospital. Witnesses said pastor Luwagga was not at the church at the time
Doctors suspected to be behind racket KAMPALA – Police is investigating the possible existence of a well-organised racket, exporting human organs to the US and European countries. The underhand international trade in human organs has been growing over the past few years, as new lifestyles in the rich west cause new diseases. The organs are transplanted into bodies of rich patients who can expensively pay for them. The deputy chief of the police’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Mr Okoth Ochola confirmed to Sunday Monitor Saturday morning that police had gone into full swing to get to the truth of the