The attempted assassination of Pastor Aloysius Bugingo has sent shockwaves through Uganda’s religious community, with Pastor Martin Ssempa of Makerere Community Church expressing suspicions that the attack may be linked to Bugingo’s outspoken stance against homosexuality.
In an interview, Pastor Ssempa disclosed receiving death threats himself due to his evangelism against the vice.
Voicing concern over the safety of pastors, Pastor Ssempa urged President Museveni to enhance their security, emphasizing the dangers they face.
Reflecting on the incident, he admitted taking precautions for his own safety, contemplating the emergence of a dangerous trend targeting pastors.
Pastor Ssempa questioned the use of security personnel by religious leaders, especially those who advocate trusting in God.
He stressed the need for pastors to rely solely on faith rather than resorting to armed guards.
The incident has sparked a broader discussion within the religious community about the safety of clergy members.
Pastor Male highlighted corruption within the clergy, accusing some pastors of engaging in immoral activities such as sodomy, fraud, and land grabbing.
He suggested that individuals resort to hiring killers when justice fails in addressing these issues.
Pastors Zachariah Sserwadda and Paul Batambuze condemned the attempt on Bugingo’s life, expressing fear and calling on the government to protect all Ugandans from such attacks.