The Archbishop of church of Uganda, Stephen Samuel Kazimba Mugalu has spoken out in the ruthless act of demolishing of St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba, that took place on Monday August 10.
“On behalf of the House of Bishops and all Christians of the Church of Uganda, we express our sincere condolences to the Bishop and people of Namirembe Diocese, and especially those of St. Peter’s Church, Ndeeba, on the destruction of their treasured building and House of Worship,” Kaziimba noted.
Kazimba described the demolition as an act of Satan that ought to be condemned strongly by every right thinking Ugandan.
“If an action can’t be done in broad daylight, then there is something deeply wrong; we have lost respect for God.”Kazimba said.
The Archbishop also said that the law enforcers who should to have given protection to the forty years old church building should be condemned in equal measures with those behind the demolition for playing an equally important role in the barbaric act.
“We stand in solidarity with the Bishop, Namirembe Diocese, and especially the Christians of St. Peter’s Church. Especially during this time of a global pandemic, the church is needed now more than ever. We assure you of our prayers for a peaceful and just resolution to this tragic situation. We call for a serious and impartial inquiry into this matter.” Kazimba said.
There was added poignancy to the christians of Ndeeba’s applause on Monday August 10 when they found out that their church (St. Peter’s Church of Uganda) had been razed down during the night.
The church was allegedly razed down due to a longstanding land wrangle between the church leadership and a businessman identified as Dodo.
Police has since arrested three of it’s senior officers including the Katwe Division Police commander David Epedu, Ndeeba Police Station OC, Mugira Yeko Kato, and FFU Commander in charge of Kampala Metropolitan South region to help it in investigations about the matter.