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PROFILE: Who Exactly is Anglican Archbishop-elect Kazimba?

Archbishop-elect Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu. Courtesy Photo

The House of Uganda’s Anglican Church Bishops on Wednesday elected Bishop Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu of Mityana Diocese as the new Archbishop.

Now archbishop-elect until his consecration in March 2020, Kazimba will replace Stanley Ntagali.

He will be the ninth archbishop of the Church of Uganda (CoU).

Mityana Diocese Bishop Stephen Kazimba Elected New Anglican Archbishop

But who exactly is Kazimba?

Archbishop-elect Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu Profile

  • Date of birth: August 15, 1962

Parents

  • Father: Besweri Kaddu
  • Mother: Jessica Nanyonjo

Place of birth: Gulama-Najja Kyaggwe

Position: First son

Origin of name:  Named after grandfather Kazimba, a lay leader of Kinoni-Kasoga Parish and Gulama-Nyenga Parish

Baptism

  • Age of baptism: 10
  • Cleric who baptised him: Canon Y Baddokwaya
  • Date of baptism: April 22, 1973
  • Place of baptism: St Luke Kibuye

Confirmation

  • Date of confirmation: September 22, 1979
  • Place of confirmation: Namataba Kyaggwe
  • Cleric who confirmed him: Bishop Misaeri Kawuma

Education

  • Primary: Gakuwebwa Munno Nursery, Lusaka Primary School
  • Secondary: Seeta College Mwanyanjiri
  • 1985: Lay leader course at Baskerville Theological College Ngogwe
  • 1988-1990: Provincial Certificate course at Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary
  • 1994-1996: Diploma in Theology at Bishop Tucker College
  • 2002-2003: Master’s Degree in theology of Western Theology Seminary, USA.
  • 2004-2007: Doctorate of Ministry of Western Seminary USA

Ministry

  • 1979: Sunday school teacher
  • 1980: Member of Maddu Church Chour
  • 1981-83: catechist
  • 1985: Lugazi St Peter’s Church.
  • 1990-1994: Assistant Vicar of Nakibizzi Parish
  • 1997-2000: Katente Parish Priest
  • 2000–2001: Mukono Cathedral Vicar, acting Provost
  • 2008: Fourth Bishop of Mityana Diocese

Marriage

  • Wife: Margaret Naggayi Bulya
  • Date of marriage: January 7, 1984
  • Children: Moses Kisakye Mugalu, Peter Muwanguzi Kyeswa, Enoch Musasizi Kazimba and Joseph Kwagala Kazimba

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