By Ahmed Matovu
MITYANA: The Territorial Police in Mityana are investigating circumstances under which Pastor Kalibala Samuel disappeared with several of his church followers.
According to CP Fred Enanga, the Uganda Police Spokesperson, it has now been seven days since the pastor disappeared with the seven family members.
He identified them as Namuwaya Jesca, (the wife to Kintu Sulait), Ssekyewa Shakim, aged 19, Nampeewo Shifrah aged 17, Muteesasira Muhammad aged 10, Ssenabulya Muhammed aged 8, Nakintu Angel aged 4 and Uwuzeeye Mable, who disappeared from their home in Naama Central LCI, Naama Ward, Busimbi Division, in Mityana Municipality.
Enanga explains that the pastor and his followers locked their homes and have since switched off their known contacts.
‘’We are meanwhile following leads, after one of the followers established contact with one of her daughters whom she left behind. She immediately after switched off the phones and did not reveal her whereabouts,’’ said Enanga.
The police mouthpiece stressed that it’s unfortunate that we have a pastor, who is not transparent in his methods and for using his divine powers, to control his followers. ‘’Such conduct has the potential of opening wounds for relatives to miss their loved ones, during the Kibwetere cult saga in Kanungu,’’ he said.
Enanga has however assured the family members not to lose hope as the search is ongoing. ‘’We shall trace for the secret location, and bring all perpetrators to book,’’ he assured.
He asserts that three accomplices of Pastor Kalibala Samuel, who helped transport the victims have been arrested, and they include; Harriet Kajubi, a 53 year old teacher, Nalweyiso Harriet, a 62 year old midwife and Ssekyewa Shakim, an 18 year old student.
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