According to reports, Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was found dead in his bed on Saturday morning.
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was reportedly found dead in his bed on Saturday morning.
His death, however, came a day after he had led a team of other religious leaders in Ecumenical Public Way of the Cross organized by the Uganda Joint Christian Council underway at the Namirembe Cathedral.
Lwanga together with Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba and Bishop Kityo Luwalira led the walk from the Namirembe Cathedral Bishop’s residence to Namirembe Cathedral on Friday.
Lwanga’s death that came as a surprise to many Ugandans has since left several citizens more so those who believe in the Catholic faith puzzled.
Bobi Wine is the latest to raise questions about the Cyprian’s death. In a statement via his social media handle, the NUP legislator indicated that Lwanga will be remembered for speaking out against injustice and oppression.
“I have learnt with great shock about the sudden death of His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese. It will be very hard to cope with this unimaginable loss,” Kyagulanyi indicated.
“It is a dark day for the Catholic Church. It is a dark day for Uganda. I have learnt with great shock about the sudden death of His Grace Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. He will always be remembered speaking out against injustice and oppression.”
He, also, said the fallen man of God has died under unclear circumstances just like many other top outspoken religious leaders including Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata and Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa among others.
”Lwanga joins several other eminent outspoken religious leaders who have recently died under very unclear circumstances.” Kyagulanyi said.
Who was Cyprian Lwanga?
Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, 68, was a Ugandan Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Kampala from 2006 to his death.
Lwanga was appointed the third Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese on August 19, 2006.
He was later the same year on September, 30 installed as the third Archbishop of Kampala at Rubaga Cathedral, succeeding Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, who had resigned.