Govt asks public to disregard conspiracy theories in Archbishop Lwanga’s death

Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, was a Ugandan Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala.

KAMPALA — Minister for Information and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba has called on members of the public to disregard all conspiracy theories about the demise of the Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who died mysteriously at his residence.

Nabakooba said it is only the Catholic Church and the medical experts that will have the final say regarding what took the life of the Archbishop.

Archbishop Lwanga was found dead in his room Saturday morning. He was 68, and had preached at an ecumenical Way of the Cross the preceding evening.

The Ugandan bishops’ conference said April 3 that “the members of the Conference extend their condolences to the Clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese of Kampala, and the Catholic Church in Uganda.”

Archbishop Lwanga had taken part on Good Friday in the annual ecumenical Way of the Cross at Namirembe Cathedral, Kampala’s Anglican cathedral.

“Jesus died for you, he died for me, he died for all of humanity. I wish a very, very…successful Way of the Cross,” Archbishop Lwanga said at the beginning of the Way of the Cross April 2.

His death has since triggered mistrust from the public as people demand for explanations of how a man who was full of life the day prior had to go in an unbelievable way.

National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi described Dr. Lwanga’s death as a dark day for the Catholic Church and Uganda.

“Archbishop Lwanga joins several other eminent outspoken religious leaders who have recently died under very unclear circumstances”.

Bobi Wine said the Archbishop will be remembered for always speaking out against injustice and oppression.

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