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KAMPALA: Man Burns Down Churches for Preaching “False Prosperity”

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Police of Kampala has Monday arrested a man for burning down three churches in protest of preaching “false prosperity”

Reports from Kampala Metropolitan Police on Monday indicate that police got information from LC 1 chairman of Kasokoso a one Ali Mwanda that churches were burning but it was late.

“It was alleged that an unknown person at that time burnt down three churches in Kasokoso, Kiira municipality in Wakiso district,” said Deputy police spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan ASP Luke Owoyesigire.

Polices says the suspect first entered St Noa Catholic Church Kasokoso under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Matthias Mulumba, through the window and set ablaze paltic chairs, curtains, Alter wine and Bibles though he had intent to burn the whole structure,” Owoyesigire added.

He also burnt Christ Church International of Pastor Vincent Bageya, and later God Tour Promising Church under the leadership of a one pastor identified as Odinga.

It is said that the suspect used petrol and parafin which he bought early Monday morning and after the acts, he handed over himself to Police while brandishing three knives.

He has been identified Ngobi John Reagan, 21 years.

Police said that he is unemployed and a resident of Namugongo in Kira Municipality.

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“He confessed that the poverty situation he’s living led him to buy two litres of petrol which he used to commit this arson. In his statement, he said that most of these churches preach prosperity but he has been in poverty for some time, so he decided to save other people from believing what these churches preach,” Owoyesigire said

 

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