The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is dead.
A statement released by the Archdiocese of Kampala says that Dr. Lwanga was found dead in his house on Saturday morning.
“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the House of the Lord. The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest,” reads the statement.
This comes as a shock to many because Dr. Lwanga was last seen in public yesterday (April 2) at Namirembe Cathedral where he led the homily of Good Friday celebrations.
Lwanga is known to be a vocal clergy who has been critical of President Yoweri Museveni’s administration.
In December last year, he called for the postponement of the January 2021 General Election, to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“We know the Constitution says if elections are postponed, the Speaker of Parliament takes over the government. Article 259 of the Constitution allows Parliament to amend laws. We are asking Parliament to sit down and amend the Constitution to allow President Museveni to continue ruling and guiding the country during the period of three-year postponement of elections,” Dr. Lwanga said on December 24, 2020.
He was at the receiving end of a public backlash, especially from the opposition politicians.