Pastor Kiwedde to be sentenced today
By Serestino Tusingwire
Pastor William Muwanguzi aka Kiwedde is this afternoon sweating from the dock of Rakai Magistrates court as he awaits his sentence.
Pastor Kiwedde was nabbed on 29th October in Zimbabwe by Interpol Uganda with the help its counterparts in Zimbabwe and was repatriated to Uganda immediately.
On 24th November, Kiwedde pleaded guilty to the crime of escape from lawful custody before Rakai Magistrates court.
According to the spokesperson Uganda Prisons Service, Frank Baine, prisoners who escape from lawful custody will always regret their action.
Prosecution alleges that, in 2014, posing as a Catholic priest from Kenya, Muwanguzi who called himself Paul Mwamba organized an unauthorized Charismatic Prayer Service at Nabisere Hotel in Kalisizo Town Council with intent to extort money from unsuspecting residents.
He further claimed he would heal ailments like Cancer, Epilepsy, and HIV/AIDs during the service.
He added that he would also cure blindness and make those who are barren fertile.
However, catholic Priests from Matale Parish tipped off police which arrested him along with his colleague Julius Mukasa and later produced him to court. He was later remanded until 26th November 2013.
In 2014 Pastor William Muwanguzi, tried twice to escape from prison, but later succeeded and went to Zimbabwe through Tanzania.