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9-Year-Old Walks 320km to Namugongo to Pray for Sick Brother

Bamwesigye left Kikuba village on May 17 and arrived at Namugongo on Wednesday, May 31, after walking for 12 days. He has faith that the martyrs will bring a healing miracle upon his brother who fell sick at the start of this year and suddenly developed speech impairments.
A nine-year-old boy, Bruno Bamwesigye, has endured 320 kilometres of walking from Bushenyi District to Namugongo Martyrs Shrines to pray for his elder brother who has developed speech impairments. 

Bamwesigye left Kikuba village on May 17 and arrived at Namugongo on Wednesday, May 31, after walking for 12 days. He has faith that the martyrs will bring a healing miracle upon his brother who fell sick at the start of this year and suddenly developed speech impairments. 

“I want to pray for my brother. He is sick. He does not talk. He has been sick since this year began. I have come to pray so that the martyrs can heal him,” Bamwesigye told URN in an interview.

However, the 12-day journey had a toll on him. Bamwesigye says he got tired on the first day but kept begging the martyrs to help him reach the holy place adding that reaching the shrines is something he had dreamt of for months prior to his travel.  

Bamwesigye, who left the village with a close family member and later joined his grandmother is excited and the thought of passing through the capital city and the reality of celebrating martyrdom.