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MARTYRS DAY: Kenyan Bishop castigates corruption, injustice in society

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have been asked to emulate the Uganda martyrs by desisting acts of corruption and injustice.

Bishop Samson Mwaluda from Kenya cautioned believers that indulgence in sinful practice is disobedience to God that must be resisted.   While commending the martyrs for resisting the sinful cultural practices, Mwaluda lamented over Christians who are toiling with acts of adultery, sexual immorality, and corruption in Christian nations.

While preaching at the Martyrs’ celebrations at the Anglican site at Namugongo on Friday, Bishop Mwaluda warned that injustice is sin before God and that sin prevails when believers take no action.

Bishop Mwaluda, a retired cleric from Taita-Taveta in Kenya was speaking about the theme; Hope beyond affliction.   He castigated leaders who use their positions to perpetrate acts of sin and disobedience saying that irrespective of their position, sin is disobedience that must be forsaken.

According to Bishop Mwaluda, the Christian life is a commitment and not for convenience or a club.   Bishop Mwaluda said it is only through these values that Africa can change its destiny from being a haven of corrupt people looting the continent to enriching the rich European nations.

He said that the Christians should walk like martyrs fearlessly to create a large Christian army that will redeem Africa from poverty.

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr. Stephen Kaziimba lamented over the escalating commodity prices saying that they have made life in Uganda very difficult.   He also observed the challenges undisciplined children faced by schools after 2 years of lockdown and appealed for counseling services for students and teachers to ensure peace and learning.

Dr. Kaziimba asked the churches to establish structures to train boy children into God-fearing people to promote a violence-free society.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa pledged the commitment of Parliament to build on the relationship set by their predecessors saying that all church activities and projects with a budgetary implication shall be handled expeditiously.

Tayebwa also promised that Parliament will promote the sanctity of the church and that the institution of the family is protected.

President Museveni in a speech read for him by the Vice President, Rtd Maj Jessica Alupo, the president castigated the violence of killing people saying that the results are irreversible.

According to Museveni, the Kabaka should not have used violence to oppose new ideas for the betterment of society and the human race.   However, Museveni said that it is a betrayal of the martyrs to get actors claiming to be believers believing in promoting sectarianism of religion and or tribe.



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