As the Catholic Church in the country marked the Easter Sunday celebrations today, more calls have emerged for investigation to be carried out into what caused the death of Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of the Kampala Archdiocese.
Dr Lwanga was found dead in his house in Rubaga on Thursday, just hours after he led the Way of the Cross event on Good Friday.
During the Sunday prayers, the government was called to get activity invested in finding the truth about Lwanga’s death and to make the details public.
The calls were led by opposition National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), one of the four dignitaries that spoke during the mass.
” I want to join other voices in calling for answers on what caused the death of Archbishop Lwanga and other Religious leaders,” Bobi Wine said.
“I know that we were raised as Catholics and as Baganda, who are not supposed to comment on such grand matters; but I am glad that in the modern Catholic Church we believe in addressing such matters publicly.”
Bobi Wine noted that Bishop Lwanga has joined a list of other prominent and vocal religious leaders who recently died under mysterious circumstances.
“It’s not even 3 months since the passing of Bishop Kaggwa of Masaka, and now Archbishop Lwanga is gone. And it is not just here. This started with our Muslim brothers; as you know people like Sheikh Anas Kaliisa passed away under unclear circumstances, and later Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata.”
It should be noted that Government has already come out calling for calm as the country awaits the medical findings on the death of Archbishop Lwanga.
Yesterday, Information Minister Judith Nabakooba said while doubts and questions were expected following the sudden death of Lwanga, it was important for all people to remain calm and wait for the official post mortem results.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine described the deceased as a man who was not afraid to raise his voice in the face of Injustice.
“I want to condole with all those who were feeling oppressed but took solace in the fact that there is a voice like that of the Archbishop that would come out in times like that.”
The mass which was led by the Archdiocese Vicor General Bishop Charles Kasibante was graced by number of leaders including Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga, Prince Wasajja, Minister Chrysostom Muyingo among others.
Archbishop Lwanga is expected to be laid to rest on Thursday next week.