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Uganda: Two Christians tortured and drowned in retaliation for preaching Christ to Muslims

Christian persecution in Uganda is generally not the government and law enforcement action we see in other countries. Instead, anti-Christian individuals often take matters into their own hands when they see Christians spreading the Christian message. Converts to Christianity are especially targeted. Some of them have lost loved ones; others have lost their property. Still others have been killed outright, and at times mobs have incited the police to act against the Christians.

All this happens despite the fact that Christians make up around 85% of Uganda’s population (there is a tiny minority of around 35,000 Orthodox Christians in that nation). The Order continues to pray for peace and safety for the Orthodox Christians and all Christians of Uganda.

For previous coverage of Christian persecution in Uganda, see here.

“2 Christians drowned in retaliation for evangelizing Muslims near L. Kyoga,” by Aaron Sseruyigo, Ug Christian News, August 2, 2020:

Police in Namuseru village, Gadumire Sub-County in Kaliro District have arrested three suspects with offenses related to the torture and drowning of a pastor and Church member on account of evangelizing Muslims on Lake Nakuwa, a tributary of Lake Kyoga.

Officers identified the suspects as Sharifu Ngugo, Hassan Mwidu Gulumaire and Jafari Kadisi of Lugonyola village and took them to the Kaliro central police station….

The victims were identified as Pastor Peter Kyakulaga of Church of Christ and parishioner Tuule Mumbya….

The last warning came on June 21, a day before they beat and drowned Pastor Peter Kyakulaga and Tuule Mumbya in the lake.

“We have discovered that your mission is not to fish but to hold Christian meetings and then convert Muslims to Christianity,” one of the Muslims had reportedly told the Christians on June 21, according to the relative. “We are not going to take this mission of yours lightly. This is our last warning to you.”…

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