Pastor Spends Two Weeks in Police Cells, Family Appeals For Help
Written by admin on October 6, 2021
The family of Pastor David Muwanguzi, the proprietor of Holy Spirit Home church at Equatorial hotel has raised alarm over his detention for two weeks at Natete police station. According to his family members in Wakiso district, an unidentified security officer arrested Pastor Muwanguzi from Kasanga on September 22, 2021, and took him to Natete police station.
His wife, Patricia Muwanguzi says that the pastor is locked up together with their 16-year-old son Abraham Katerega. She explains that a security officer called pastor Muwanguzi on phone pretending to be a Christian who wanted him to pray for him.
“Pr. Muwanguzi was tricked by a purported caller claiming to be one of the church members that he wanted him (Pastor) to pray for him and also provide him something to eat. In the discussion, the caller requested a meeting, which compelled him to go. He requested to go with our son and upon reaching there, he was arrested and driven to the police station,” she said.
According to Patricia, the police have neither revealed the charges against her husband nor allowed her to speak to him.
The family lawyer, Jessica Namyalo, says that Pastor Muwanguzi has never made a statement since his arrest.
She appealed to human rights advocates to intervene to ensure Pastor Muwanguzi is handled within the confines of the law.
“This is an appeal to the President and all stakeholders in the country to intervene and help the family because Pastor Muwanguzi is the sole breadwinner of the family. Let this matter be handled in truth and justly because this man is being detained falsely,” she said.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigire confirmed the arrest and subsequent detention of the pastor. He explained that pastor Muwanguzi was picked up after some people claimed that he was hiring them to kill people in Jinja.