Bishop Luwalira’s attacker sent to Luzira

By Sania Babirye
A man who tried  to attack the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Rt Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira during last Sunday’s Easter service has been charged  and remanded to Luzira prison.
34 year old Herbet Solomon Kaddu a Tour and travel driver and a  resident of Mackay Zone in Mengo Lubaga division has appeared  in a torn trouser and bare feet before Mwanga 2 court Grade one magistrate Julius Mwesigye  and denied three  charges of disturbing religious assemblies.
He is charged with threatening violence by intending  to annoy or injure Bishop Luwalira  and Rev. Canon Benon Kityo ; the dean of Namirembe Diocese.
Meanwhile a police medical  report adduced in court has disputed claims by Kaddu’s family member in which they had claimed that he was mentally unstable but the report has instead declared him  sane and fit to stand trial.
Prosecution led Roselyn Kipora states that on 1st  of April 2017 during  an  Easter service at Namirembe  Cathedral,  Kaddu while armed with a stick and a sack cloth ,  threatened to attack Bishop Luwalira amidst the congregation .
The Bishop is said to have been  miraculously saved by a bar at the alter which trapped Kaddu  causing him to fall down and later whisked off by worshipers.
He has been remanded until the 24th of this month since he had no sureties ready to stand for him to be granted bail.