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Pilgrims Hold Mass in Mabira Forest

Father Joe King, the St Kalooli Lwanga Mbikko Parish priest led at the mass at Buwoolo, the exact place where Kibe was killed. In his sermon, Father King, said the pilgrims symbolize the heavenly journey of the Ugandan martyrs.
Some of the pilgrims mixed with Kenyans and Ugandan attending a mass at Buwoola Mabira Forest.

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Hundreds of Ugandan pilgrims joined their Kenyan counterparts in Mabira forest this morning to hold mass in remembrance of John Kibe, a Kenyan pilgrim from Nakuru who was knocked dead in May 1998 on his way to Namugongo for Martyrs day celebrations.

Father Joe King, the St Kalooli Lwanga Mbikko Parish priest led at the mass at Buwoolo, the exact place where Kibe was killed. In his sermon, Father King, said the pilgrims symbolize the heavenly journey of the Ugandan martyrs. 

He said the movement of the pilgrims helps other Christians to reflect on God’s glory by merely looking at them and wonder where they get the energy to walk. 

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Ronnie Wademu, a pilgrim from Nakuru, who witnessed the accident, which claimed Kibe’s life, says the deceased was running a head of the group when he was knocked.

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Last week, four other pilgrims from Bungoma Catholic Diocese were knocked dead along Iganga-Bugiri road by a taxi destined for Mbale from Kampala.

Father Justice Oyuge, the chaplain and leader of the pilgrims from Kitabi catholic diocese, told URN that they began their journey on May 1 as a small group of 80 people and were joined by other people increasing the number to over 1500.

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The Kenyan pilgrims are drawn from Kitale, Nakuru, Kakomaga, Nyahururu, Lodwa, Kakomega, Kisi, Nairobi and Machakosi.

Israel Wambwesyo, the Ssezibwa Region Traffic Officer, says they have deployed along Kampala-Jinja Highway to ensure the safety of the pilgrims to their next destination in Namagunga from where they will proceed to Namugongo on Saturday.

He says they are all making roll calls of the pilgrims at every stopover to identify those missing and intruders.   

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