Twaha Kasirye, the Acting Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says that the two are helping security to investigate the whereabouts of the runaway worshiper who allegedly abandoned the guns on Friday.
AK 47 Rifle
Kakeeto, a local businessman in Lwengo district, and Mark Kaliisa, a Pastor from Souls Healing Church in the neighboring Lyantonde district are in trouble in connection to two guns
abandoned by a runaway worshiper. Kakeeto was arrested alongside Pastor Kaliisa, who had
hosted an unidentified male worshiper who later abandoned two AK-47 guns at his
Twaha Kasirye, the Acting Greater Masaka Regional Police
Spokesperson, says that the two are helping
security to investigate the whereabouts of the runaway worshiper who allegedly
abandoned the guns on Friday. The man had allegedly gone to Pastor Kaliisa’s home for divine healing for his
According to Kasirye, police recovered the two guns on a tipoff
from village leaders who had obtained reports about the abandoned rifles that had been
wrapped in a piece of luggage. Kasirye says that in his statement, Pastor Kaliisa told the Police that he had hosted a mentally unstable man at his home for prayers, but
out of curiosity, he searched his bag only to find out that it contained two dissembled
It is alleged that after the search, there ensued a scuffle, in which the worshiper named Kakeeto as one of his collaborators in robberies and
that he was destined to receive the two guns. Kasirye says that upon interrogations, Pastor Kaliisa claims
that he attempted to arrest and deliver the suspect to authorities but he wrestled
him down, before disappearing through a swamp in Kalegeero, between Lyantonde
and Lwengo districts.
"Besides the pastor, the security teams have found it necessary
to pick up the said businessman, and investigations have already started to
establish the truth about this report. We are also interested in tracking the
movements of the runaway worshipper before he was hosted for prayers, this
will also help us to find his associates,” he said.
However, Pastor Kaliisa, who is in custody at Mbirizi Police
Station in Lwengo district insists that he only played the role of a Good
Samaritan who offered to feed and accommodate a mentally unstable
man with intentions of reforming him.
Similarly, Kakeeto also feigns ignorance about the
runaway suspect and his alleged operations, arguing that he is a victim of
mistaken identity. He has pleaded with security to expedite investigations such they can arrest the real culprits.