Prophet Kakande Deputy Nabbed Over Illegal Possession Of Guns
By Serestino Tusingwire
Police in Kampala have arrested Pastor Johnson Muwanguzi, a deputy to Pastor Samuel Kakande of Synagogue Church at Wandegeya-Kubbiri over illegal possession of guns.
Pastor Muwanguzi was arrested for being in illegal possession of two assault rifles and nearly 100 bullets.
Police spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi confirmed Pastor Muwanguzi’s arrest.
“True, we have Pastor Muwanguzi in our cells. He was arrested for illegally having two guns which are usually used for hunting activities,” Kaweesi said.
According to Muwanguzi, the guns belong to his boss (Pastor Kakande), however Kakande denies having any knowledge of the deadly weapons.
Kawesi says procurement and registration documents show the guns belong to Pastor Muwanguzi.
“He has failed to explain how guns belonging to Pastor Kakande were purchased and registered in his name. All the documents show the guns belong to him. We are detaining him as we conduct our investigations,” Kaweesi said.
Muwanguzi’s arrest came after an Asian man identified as Patel Kurash was found with a star pistol and nine bullets which he could use to threaten people who in turn alerted the police.
In an interrogation with the police, Kurash mentioned Pastor Muwanguzi, prompting the police to go his home in Bukoto, a Kampala suburb, where they recovered the two guns and 87 bullets.