The medical team that carried out the postmortem stated that he died of Ischemic heart disease after a blood vessel leading to his heart failed to transmit blood due to a clot that has occurred. Doctors said the condition is hard to detect and that a person’s life can end within three to five minutes when the incident happens.
The Late Archbishop of Kampala Dr
Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been laid to rest, in Lubaga Cathedral, Kampala.
Lwanga died in his room at Rubaga, in the precincts of the Cathedral on
The medical team that carried out the postmortem stated that he died of
Ischemic heart disease after a blood vessel leading to his heart failed to
transmit blood due to a clot that has occurred. Doctors said the condition is
hard to detect and that a person’s life can end within three to five minutes
when the incident happens.
He has been hailed for his
commitment to the development of the Church and his efforts to ensure better
quality of the lives of Ugandans. According to President Yoweri Museveni, the
government and Uganda as a whole will miss him for his wise counsel and
a practical approach to religion, which saw him transform people’s lives.
In his message read by Vice
President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, the president contributed 300 million
Shillings towards the costs of the burial. He added that although the government gave Archbishop Lwanga an official burial for his contributions to
national development, this will be accorded to all religious leaders at the
level equivalent to an Archbishop.
//Cue in; “The late…
Cue out….prosperous Uganda.”//
The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda
Mutebi II hailed Dr Lwanga for his developmental ideas which he personally
shared through the projects he led within the kingdom. Kabaka Mutebi expressed
sadness that the Archbishop has died before the commissioning of a museum he
had set up at Rubaga hill and named it after Ssekabaka Mutesa I. The
museum was set to be opened in April last year but the program was disrupted by
the outbreak of COVID-19.
While delivering the message,
Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga said that despite Dr Lwanga being a top religious’
leader, he did not shy away from supporting the traditional and cultural
development of the Kingdom. Mayiga said that unfortunately, the way Lwanga died
did not give the Kingdom a chance to visit him during sickness.
//Cue in; “Kyakusaalirwa…
Cue out…agiwagidde nyo.”//
Earlier, it was announced that
Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of the Kasana-Luwero Diocese will oversee the
archdiocese as its Apostolic Administrator until a substantive Archbishop is
appointed. This was contained in the Pope’s message to the Church, read by his
representative to Uganda, (Papal Nuncio) Archbishop Bianco Luigi.
The Chairperson of the Episcopal
Conference, Bishop Anthony Zziwa, explained that Bishop Ssemogerere remains
Diocesan bishop of Luwero and only will govern the diocese in the name of the
Supreme Pontiff and coordinate the day to day work of the Archdiocese until the
Pope names the new Archbishop.