The Democratic Party-DP President Norbert Mao has asked religious
leaders to emulate the life of Archbishop Janani Luwum.
Mao who was addressing a press conference at the DP offices said that the
country is faced with bad leadership. He cited the kidnaps, murders,
disappearances, brutality towards opposition among others which according to
Mao, the late Archbishop condemned.
On 16th February 1976, Luwum was murdered together with the former Inspector
General of Police Wilson Erinayo Oryema, and former Defence Minister Charles
Oboth Ofumbi for criticizing the excesses of Idi Amin's regime.
The regime was characterized by immense suffering, violence and abuses of human
Mao asked the religious leader to emulate Luwum and speak out on
the excesses of the state.
He said that religious leaders should be open and condemn the human rights
violations by security personnel.
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Recently the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stephen Kazimba
condemned the continued killings, torture and even kidnaps.
Previously the church has condemned the use of excessive force by
the Uganda security among others.