According to the widow, Bishop Ojwang had been hospitalized for over a week with high blood pressure and diabetes. He was transferred to Kiruddu General Hospital from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital when his health condition worsened.
Former Kitgum Diocese Bishop Benjamin Ojwang [Right] and his wife Margarate Ojwang addresses the press in July last year in Gulu Town. Photo By Julius Ocungi
Ojwang, the former Bishop of Kitgum Diocese is dead. His wife, Margaret Ojwang told URN that
the prelate breathed his last at Kiruddu General Hospital in Kampala around
According to the widow, Bishop Ojwang had been hospitalized for over a week
with high blood pressure and diabetes. He was transferred to Kiruddu
General Hospital from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital when his health condition
The prelate’s body is still at Kiruddu General Hospital
morgue awaiting the funeral arrangements. Bishop Ojwang has been in and out of
hospital since September last year when he suffered a stroke that affected his
movement and speech.
About Bishop Ojwang
Ojwang was installed as the second Bishop of Kitgum Diocese
in 2002 replacing McLeod Baker Ochola. His tenure in office was marred
with tension and accusations against his leadership from parishioners and
clergies that saw his forceful retirement in 2014.
He later sued Church of Uganda and Archbishop Stanley Ntagali over unfair removal from office before clocking his mandatory
retirement age of 65 in 2017, a move that left Kitgum Diocese without a Bishop
for two years.
He handed over office
after an out of court negotiation in 2017 culminating into the enthronement of
Rev Wilson Kitara as the new Bishop last year.