Catholic Church remembers first Ugandan-born Chief Justice Kiwanuka

Judicial officers, politicians, leaders from central government and Buganda Kingdom have joined the Catholic Church at Lubaga Cathedral for the memorial prayers of the late Benedicto Kagimu Mugumba Kiwanuka.

Kiwanuka, the first Ugandan born chief justice of the country was 51years ago yesterday dragged out of his chambers at the High Court in Kampala by soldiers of the Idi Amin regime and he or his remains have never been seen.

In his homily during the One O’clock Mass at Lubaga Cathedral on Friday, the Archbishop of Kampala Paul Ssemogerere praised the late Kiwanuka for his resilience to defend and observance of justice and peace that led to his kidnap and later murdered 51 years ago.

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He says Kiwanuka’s faithfulness and love of peace and justice cannot be underestimated because he remained strong for whatever came his way for the good of his country Uganda and citizens.

In the observance of this day within the Peace month, Archbishop Ssemogerere called upon Ugandans to be peace makers and desist from any form of violence in the country, corruption, conflicts, injustices and kidnap of people without clear reason.

The theme for this peace month states that “No one can be saved alone, let us embark on the path for peace”.

Among the Mass attendees was the former chief justice Bart Katurebe who was the guest speaker of the day, Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, and the speaker of Buganda Lukiiko Ow’ek Patrick Luwaga Mugumbule who represented the Katikkiro.

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