The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to stop acting on false information, which, he says, is being fed to the president by security agencies.
Bishop Lwanga, who was on Good Friday preaching at Lubaga Cathedral in Kampala – revealed that he had reliable information that the state has planted spies in the church who have been spreading lies to President Museveni about church leaders wanting to overthrow the government.
According to the bishop, the said spies have been given a lot of money to do the work.
He said that the security agencies that are behind the deal are the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and police.
“I was told that Government has recruited spies within the church and they have been given a lot of money- I was told that the spies have reported back that I want to overthrow Government,” he said.
“But I have one message for you Mr President, those people are your enemies …You people in ISO, CMI, Police, stop telling the president lies, Mr president your mind is being poisoned and you are acting on that.”
This, however, is not the first time the bishop is sending a tough message to the president.
On December 31, 2017, while delivering his end of year message, President Museveni attacked the clergymen for getting so much involved in state and political affairs.
“Some of our religious people are so full of arrogance. They talk most authoritatively on all and everything even when they have not bothered to find out the truth. This is assuming they do not have evil intentions which would be worse. That would make them into the Kayaffas, the Chief Priest, that betrayed Jesus”, Museveni said as quoted in media.
The next morning on January 1, 2018, Bishop Lwanga retaliated, saying the church leaders were being simply adding their voices for the good of Uganda’s development.
“The president, one day said all of us belong to the Movement system and he explained to us why he started the National Resistance Movement. He said; ‘I want people to resist bad politics’. So he commanded people to resist bad politics. He said we should resist bad politics, and I think he was right there. Let us resist bad politics, let us resist bad politics and promote national unity because we’re all interested in this country and also to build a strong future for this country,” Lwanga said, as quoted in the Observer.