Tuesday September 18th 2018
By our reporter
In Rubaga, Kampala—
Pr Robert Kayanja delved into various matters of security as he was addressing the 77 Days of Glory (77 DOGS) celebrations at Rubaga Miracle Cathedral on Sunday.
Below are some of the excerpts from his address.
‘Noise’ from church
After the assassination of former Buyende-DPC Mohammad Kirumira, president Museveni partly blamed a local church for ‘making noise’ which enabled the assailants escape. According to president Museveni, police officers attached to a nearby police station stated that they did not hear gunshots because of the ‘noise’ from a church. Kayanja explained that the ‘noise’ does not interfere with police work.
“If you look at the time which the murders are carried out, you realise that those are not hours that overnight prayers take place. Abiriga, Kirumira, and Joan Kagezi were killed between 6pm and 9pm, while Muhammed Kiggundu and Kaweesi were killed in the morning“, he stated.
LDUs are not welcome
Pr Kayanja disagreed with the restoration of Local Defence Units stating that the group were disbanded after they became thieves and perpetrators of crime.
“I doubt whether we need them[LDUs] back. We have had LDUs before but they were disbanded because some of them had become thieves”.
On alleged torture of Bobi Wine and other MPs
Kayanja condemned the alleged torture of MPs; Francis Zaake, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi, civilians and journalists in the recent Arua By-election chaos.
“It is demeaning and a human rights violation. It was wrong for MPs Francis Zaake and Robert Kyagulanyi to be treated the way they were”, he stated.
Invest in intelligence
Kayanja advised the government to invest in intelligence agencies and equip them with better skills and technology.
Kayanja appealed to the masses to desist from violent acts. He encouraged the electorate to use their votes to speak for them.
Robert Kayanja started the Miracle Centre as a papyrus reed structure, together with a few other young ministers. Today it is among the region’s largest church buildings, accommodating over 10,000 people. He is also overseer of the Miracle Bible College, the Never Again Children’s project and the Kapeeka orphanage. He is the Director of Miracle Television and a frequent speaker on Daystar Television Network. The church has also founded over 1,000 Miracle Centre Churches across the country.
Kayanja encourages his congregation to achieve wealth and serve their personal goals.
He is the chairman of AfriAid.
Robert Kayanja is the vision bearer of the 77 Days of Glory, commonly known as the 77DOGs.
Robert Kayanja won the Worldsavers Man of The Year Award in 2014.
Kayanja also won the VIGA Merit Award. The VIGA Awards are Uganda’s National Interdenominational gospel awards, through which the gospel Music industry recognizes and rewards its peers for their musical accomplishments
Robert Kayanja resides in Kampala with his wife Jessica Kayanja, Son Robert Kayanja Jr and twin daughters Kirstein and Kristiana. Kristiana survived brain cancer in 2004. Pastor Kayanja is the younger brother of the current Anglican Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, and of David Makumbi, a bishop in a Ugandan church.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website