Bobi Wine’s ‘pastor’ Andrew Muwanguzi was allegedly beaten for his comment on coronavirus and abusive words on Jinja RDC.
Both Eric Sakwa, the Jinja RDC and Muwanguzi were two of the panellists hosted on Baba FM on Friday. The two who were discussing COVID-19 and government response – through food distribution to the vulnerable in Kampala Metropolitan Area, soon exchanged blows.
The Man of God who heads the True Worship Church in Kamuli questioned the move by the government which he accuses of acting “outside the law”.
“…we all know the law and it’s important that the three arms of the state namely the executive, parliament and the judiciary are seen to be working in harmony”, Muwanguzi argued.
His statement didn’t set RDC Sakwa in good moods. “…the President has an executive power to offer directives and pronouncements on any matter of urgent nature like, is the case now, of this dreadful pandemic so stop your nonsense,” the irritated Sakwa responded.
On Saturday, Mr Muwanguzi was arrested, beaten and driven to Nalufenya detention facility. At Nalufenya, he also narrated he was tortured by security men.
Different photos of him, seen by this digital publication, showed bruises on his body and head.
“Pastor was tortured and released. No charges preferred so far. He’s in bad shape and admitted at Nile International Hospital, Jinja,” our source, said. Adding, “His mother is also improving.”
“It’s shocking. He was taken more or less unconscious, then tortured at Nalufenya. A country supposed to be run by law is being run by men,” another source, who saw the incident, told TND News.
The Man of God’s relation with Bobi Wine
Last year, in March, Pastor Muwanguzi hosted Bobi Wine in Kamuli. One year later, he was arrested.
The crime he committed was hosting the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, other religious leaders and other democracy and human rights campaigners at his home in Bukikimbo village in Butansi sub-county without informing police.
Speaking to our Jinja reporter, the Busoga North Region Police spokesperson, Mr Michael Kasadha, said that the pastor has been holding consultative meetings without notifying the police. The Police spokesperson added, “It’s contrary to the Public Order Management Act.”
On Monday, 06 April 2020, attempts to reach national Police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, for comments on Mr Muwanguzi’s Nalufenya torture was futile as he did not respond to our phone calls.