Mbabazi youth raid, take over Kabale church


UMOJA Youths


Drama ensued at All Saints Church in Kabale on Sunday after pro-Mbabazi youths stormed a thanksgiving service clad in T-shirts bearing the ex-premier’s photo.

The youths stormed the church from different directions after a local businessman, Robert Kihembe, took to the floor to contribute towards the construction of the church.

This didn’t go down well with the parish priest, Reverend Erican Turagyenda.

He tried to block the youths saying the church wasn’t a political platform resulting into a struggle for the microphone forcing several Christians to scamper out of church.

Turgyenda gave up when he failed to secure the microphone from Kihembe who contributed Shillings 600,000.

Kihembe told URN that the Pro-Mbabazi youths joined him to show support at the thanksgiving.

He wonders why some people wanted to block them from contributing to the ongoing project given the fact that they are also members.

The Pro-Mbabazi youths under Umoja have been traversing Kigezi region to drum up support for Amama Mbabazi ahead of the 2016 polls.

They mainly target Public gatherings such as parties, funerals and church services.

Mbabazi is yet to declare his presidential ambitions.

John Kamashara, a member of the Kabale All Saints church told URN that, Kihembe approached him saying he wanted to conduct a thanksgiving.

He says they accepted the request just like the case is with all other Christians but they were shocked to see dozens of youths donning T-shirts bearing the photo of Mbabazi.

On Saturday, Mbabazi told a church gathering in Nansana Kampala that he was about to do what he was suspected of thinking about.

“I will make a few pronouncements that will change Uganda’s political landscape,” Amama is quoted as saying.

On Sunday, he told church leaders from Kigezi that his success was anchored in the Church.

It was the same day that his youth raided and took over All Saints Church in Kabale.

Amama who was dropped from the positions of Prime Minister and NRM Secretary General for harbouring presidential ambitions, has adamantly refused to declare his intentions come 2016 general elections.

He, however, has been giving hints in one way or the other.

“You can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. May Lord bless you on tomorrow’s auspicious day of Easter, and may it be a greater prosperity, success and happiness,” he said in his Easter message.

“If we can relevantly focus and execute our ideas selflessly, success is ours, regardless of the current wave in motion,” he had earlier on put on his social media, Facebook page.


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