“Archbishop Lwanga joins several other eminent outspoken religious leaders who have recently died under very unclear circumstances,” says Bobi Wine.
Kampala – 3, April 2021: The head of the Catholic Church died on the Ester Eve at his home, according to a statement released by the Kampala Archdiocese on Saturday afternoon.
Following his unexpected death, many Ugandans from all walks of life are sending tributes for him. He died aged 68.
The Chairperson of the Inter Religious Council of Uganda (UJCC) at the time of his death, his deputy, Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Uganda paid his tribute.
“Just yesterday, we walked the Way of the Cross together, and it is a shock to all of us. His clear Gospel voice of advocacy for the poor and oppressed, his commitment to Christian unity, and justice for all will be dearly missed,” he said.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine will remember Dr Kizito as a man who spoke for injustices in the country.
“It is a dark day for the Catholic Church. It is a dark day for Uganda,” Wine wrote, on Twitter.
“I have learnt with great shock about the sudden death of His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese. It will be very hard to cope with this unimaginable loss.”
The National Unity Platform (NUP) president and the 2021 presidential candidate, says he (Dr Lwanga) will be remembered for “always speaking out against injustice and oppression”.
“Only yesterday as he joined the faithful to celebrate the way of the cross, he raised his voice yet again and condemned the rampant abductions of our people by the state. Archbishop Lwanga joins several other eminent outspoken religious leaders who have recently died under very unclear circumstances,” he added.
Mr Wine concluded, thus: “May the Lord receive his gentle soul in heaven.”