Police have spoken out on comments made last week by one of the leading pastors in Kampala, Pr Jackson Senyonga.
However, police want the senior pastor of Christian Life Church to prove “without reasonable” the allegations that pastors kill their believer.
While speaking to NTV on Wednesday morning, Luke Oweyesigire, the deputy spokesman for Kampala Metropolitan police, dared the senior pastor of Christian Life Church to prove there are truly mass graves in churches like he alleged and not that he is fighting a war with other preachers.
“If you have been following issues around city pastors and their churches, you will notice that they have all sorts of wrangles. That is why we insist that Pr Senyonga has to prove beyond reasonable doubt that indeed these mass graves exist,” said Luke Oweyesigire.
Last week, at his crusade, Pastor Senyonga told the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni that police was looking away as murders were going in churches.
“There has been crime reported in the country, some of it, has been in the Churches,” he said, narrating a story of that was run in the media several months ago.
“I request that you have thorough investigations, because there has been so much manipulation, through police and the systems of the courts of law. So much compromise has been done. These people are doing whatever they want to do in broad day light.
“Unless you order those investigations, the people that are losing their lives on a weekly basis among these churches will continue and your people will continue to suffer, and that does not reflect well on you my President.
“I am ready to lead the Police and investigators to links of where they can find what they need. We know of mass graves in this country, and these Pastors are behind it. We know kidnaps, files have gone missing in police offices. Every single month somebody is murdered in this country, in the name of rituals or just to silence the victims. If you ever set up a probe, and provide a private number where people can call, you will find out these are mass crimes. You have fought crime in this country Your Excellency, and we want to thank you for that, but I want you to add that to your list, and the Church here that I represent, with millions of people under our influence, will greatly appreciate it,” he said at the massively advertised crusade at Namboole stadium which flopped.
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