The priest of Bihanga catholic parish in Buhwezu district has written to the minister for presidency, Frank Tumwebaze, protesting a raid on the church by the area Resident District Commissioner.
“Bihanga parish normally holds overnight prayers and Eucharistic celebrations every last Friday of the month,” the parish priest, Kenneth Beingana, wrote to the minister.
He says on Friday 30th these prayers were held as usual and about five thousands believers attended.
“As prayers were underway, around 1:30am, Mr Moses Mwebesa the Buhwezu RDC in the company of the DISO and DPC stormed the prayers, grabbed the microphone from the preacher Deusdedit Nabeeta and ordered everybody to leave the place.”
The priest says Mwebesa did this without consulting the parish priest and organisers in case there was something wrong.
“The parish priest Rev Fr Beingana Kenneth was later called in when the RDC started abusing him and accusing him of supporting candidates who he thought shouldn’t be supported,” the letter continues.
“This was not called or since the fathering was a session that had nothing to do with politics.”
Ferdinand K Tayebwa, the chairman parish council, now demands that the RDC apologises to entire catholic community of Bihanga before the 10th of February 2016.
He also demanded that government also gives counselling lessons to the believers who were traumatised by the incident.