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Kenyan Archbishop challenges Christians on homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, His Grace Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit has cautioned Christians on homosexuality. Archbishop Sapit was on Monday speaking as the guest preacher at the Anglican Shrine in Nakiyanja-Namugongo were thousands converged to commemorate this year’s Martyrs’ day. …

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Health workers overwhelmed as Namugongo numbers soar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers screening pilgrims at the Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo are overwhelmed with the numbers amid limited human resource and inadequate supplies. A number of screening centres were set up by the Ministry of Health in the wake of an Ebola crisis that has …

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Church fails to enforce kaveera ban at Namugongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Although the Uganda Episcopal Conference declared the Uganda Martyrs Catholics shrine at Namugongo, a Kaveera free zone under a campaign dubbed ‘Tuvve ku Kaveera’, the ban is yet to be enforced. Pilgrims freely enter the premises with the polythene bags in all forms. Service providers …

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GEN TUMWINE: Security ready to thwart terrorist threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine has assured pilgrims to the Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo, that their security is guaranteed despite a terror alert issued by the Police earlier. Gen Tumwine, who visited the Catholic Martyrs Shrines this afternoon said that he was convinced that …

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Police warns of terror threat, unveils Martyrs Day traffic guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With only four days left to this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations, security agencies have put pilgrims on the high alert for suspected terror threats. The Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says they have received intelligence indicating that suspected terrorists have sneaked into the country. …

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Ninety-year-old Tibyangye robbed clean at Namugongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thieves have robbed clean an elderly pilgrim from Bushenyi district. Bernard Tibyangye who is well into the nineties,  will live to remember this year’s Martyrs celebration after losing sh230,000 and his travel documents to thugs. According to Tibyangye, he was robbed of his wallet …

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Taxi kills 4 Namugongo-bound Kenyan pilgrims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A commuter taxi has knocked dead four Kenyan pilgrims and injured ten others critically along Iganga-Tororo high way. The accident occurred around 5:30am on Sunday morning at Waina village in Mayuge district. The deceased Kenyan victims who were on their way to Namugongo Martyrs …

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NWSC tests Namugongo ‘Holy Water’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Martyrs Catholic Secretariat at Namugongo has decided to carry out tests on the quality of the holy water.  Many pilgrims who flock Namugongo to celebrate the Martyr’s Day fetch water from the man-made lake. They have often given testimonies that the water heals …

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NWSC tests Namugongo ‘Holy Water’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Martyrs Catholic Secretariat at Namugongo has decided to carry out tests on the quality of the holy water. Many pilgrims who flock Namugongo to celebrate the Martyr’s Day fetch water from the man-made lake. They have often given testimonies that the water heals …

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