Gov’t Must Investigate Kanungu Inferno – MPs

Parliament has released the report on the petition by the survivors of the Kanungu inferno. The petition was presented to Parliament by families of the victims of the inferno through Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi.

Dr Chris Baryomunsi
Dr Chris Baryomunsi

The petition requested Parliament to direct the Ministry of Internal affairs to investigate the inferno and to urge the government to acquire funds to support the surviving families of the victims.

The victims of the inferno were persuaded by the cult leader, Joseph Kibwetere, to sell off their property and burn themselves to death in preparation of the judgement day; leaving their families with nothing after the inferno.

The report however, challenged the authenticity of direct dependants because there were no DNA tests done, and the fact that the victims had willingly sold off their property and given the proceeds to the cult. The report highlighted that the government could only step in to offer compassionate support.

Kibwetere (second right) and his assistants Ursala Komuhangi, Mwerinde and Fr. Kataribaabo in 1995
Kibwetere (second right) and his assistants Ursala Komuhangi, Mwerinde and Fr. Kataribaabo in 1995

Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, MP Kinkizi County East, challenged the Report citing that the government did not play its part of protecting its citizens.

“The government through the Resident District Commissioner accepted to register the cult as an organisation despite its suspicious operations,” Honourable Baryomunsi said.

Hon. Nabilah Ssempala, highlighted the issue of insecurity in the country.

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“There is insecurity all over the country and especially in Kampala because according to the report some of the victims’ bodies were recovered in a residence in Buziga,” Honourable Ssempala said.

Over 1000 people are suspected to have died in the inferno. The leader of the cult, Joseph Kibwetere is still at large.

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3 thoughts on “Gov’t Must Investigate Kanungu Inferno – MPs

  1. The majority of the dead were non-Ugandans, something that raises suspicion of a third hand in those massacres, probably a foreign force. Why did it take over a decade to release a report? How many Ugandans have come up to claim that their family members died in the inferno? Was this some kind of genocide? Were Ugandans just used as collateral damage to cover up the real source and intention of the inferno?

    ICC where are?

  2. The majority of the dead were non-Ugandans, something that
    raises suspicion of a third hand in those massacres, probably a foreign force.
    Why did it take over a decade to release a report? How many Ugandans have come
    up to claim that their family members died in the inferno? Was this some kind
    of genocide? Were Ugandans just used as collateral damage to cover up the real
    source and intention of the inferno?

    ICC
    where are?

  3. Now that Hon Amama mbabazi, Besigye, Mugisha muntu,Tinyenfuza/sejusa., Tumukunde…hve fallen out of President museveni favor….should they come out publicly …and tell the whole nation, WHO… got lid of those ugandans,..and HOW did they meet their creator!!!!…….Now if they do so, ….the whole country would believe and trust them!!!…..that they are this time….one of them or…pro.-ordinary Ugandans…..other than that…people can forgive…but will never forget…one of the most darkest days that be fell the country…..REMEMBER… the above mentioned people…have been in the corridors of power …with President m7…..so they are better placed to shed some light about this issue….to us ordinary mortals!!!!

    In the western developed European countries, .. …this kind of TRAGEDY that be fell Uganda… during those DARK days,..could not be EASILY swept under the carpet….that is why ..currently in in some of these countries,.they are still pursuing some crimes …referred to as “HISTORICAL CRIMES…..DATING AS FAR BACK AS 1960….CAN YOU IMAGINE!!!”

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