Father. Kiibi arrested for ‘holding’ religious gathering

BY: Eyalama In Corona, News On

A catholic father who rose to fame for his ‘ hit the nail on the head’ preaching’s has today been arrested.

Fr. Deogratius Kiibi, a priest at Mpigi Town Catholic Parish has on Sunday, March 29 been arrested for with seven followers for holding a religious gathering.

Captain Godfrey Matovu, the district Internal Security Officer said that Fr. Kiibi was arrested for defying the presidential directive on holding any gatherings including church services in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

On Wednesday, March 18, President Yoweri Museveni announced the ban on public gatherings, including church mass and services for 32 days.

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Addressing the nation, Mr. Museveni said that cabinet under his chairmanship had suspended all public gatherings, sporting events, open-air religious meetings and “all events that are of a huge public nature”.

Fr Kiibi was arrested after finding him in church with about seven members of the congregation conducting Mass this morning.

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Captain Matovu said that the suspects are currently detained at Mpigi Central Police Station pending further investigations.

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