Nine people arrested for defying Museveni directive

The cult members were attending a fellowship of around fifty members and had locked themselves inside their incomplete church (FILE PHOTO)

Nine people in Iganga District have been arrested defying the presidential directive on the closure of Churches.

David Ndaula, the Iganga district police commander said the cult members on Saturday organized a fellowship in Nawansega B village, Namungalwe Sub County which was attended by more than fifty members who had locked themselves inside their incomplete church

He said they will be charged with defying lawful orders.

Charles Suule, the village chairperson says that the cult is known for defying government programs like the recently concluded mass measles immunization and national identity card registration exercise, among others.

Suule further says that he warned members of the cult against defying the president’s directive but they went ahead and ignored his advice prompting their arrest.

Jackson Mukisa, the cult coordinator in Iganga district said that instead of closing down churches, the president would have tasked church leaders to pray and fast to seek God’s spiritual grace in handling the pandemic.


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