By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
In Rwetuha, Bushenyi…
The district chairman of Bushenyi local government Jafari Basajja has warned Sheema Christians to immediately stop harassing Bishop Johnson because of their quest for own new diocese.
Jafari noted that despite the fact that he is a Muslim he leads majority Anglicans in Bushenyi district and therefore he has to speak for them.
He said this today afternoon 28th June during the burial of Ms. Enid Mwesigye in Rwetuha town council Bushenyi district.
The husband of the late Enid Mwesigye, Isreal is a brother of the late minister in Obote government Dr. Adonia Tiberondwa therefore it’s a prominent family that attracted big number of mourners from all over Uganda.
Jafari noted he marries his wife from Sheema an Anglican and his mother was also an Anglican from Sheema.
He added that when Sheema Christians who fought Bishop Katonene but he stood by him ( Katonene) until he concluded his term peacefully.
He advised Sheema Christians to follow the right procedure and get their own Diocese rather than attacking and abusing Bishop Johnson.
Sheema Anglican Christians a month ago launched attacks, abuses to Bishop Johnson accusing him for not submitting their letter demanding for their own diocese of central Ankole diocese to the province of the COU.
Sheema Christians are well known for fighting Bishops and any one in Government a case in point is a fight to Bishop Katonene over a minor issue at Ankole Western University for creating a study center at Katungu mothers center in bushenyi town. The fight lasted for 5 years until Bishop Katonene retired.
The sheema Christians are united and led by their leaders, the former LCV chairman for Sheema; David Kabugumira, Sam Kahindi, Banerd Makalu, Richard Muhangi, Johnson Byarabaha among others.
The archbishop of COU His Grace Dr. Steven Kazimba visited Sheema last week and advised them to use three Ps, Protocol, Procedure and Process. However, they remained unsatisfied that Bishop Johnson is working against them not to get their own diocese.