He replaces the Rt. Rev. Benon Magezi, the Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese who died in 2021.
Reverend Canon Enos Kitto Kagodo, Bishop Elect Mukono Diocese
House of Bishops has elected Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe as
the 6th Bishop
of North Kigezi
Diocese. He replaces the Rt. Rev. Benon
Magezi, the Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese who died in 2021.
the death of Magezi, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the
Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba appointed retired Bishop Patrick
Tugume as the caretaker of the North Kigezi Diocese.
election of the new Bishops was announced during the sitting of the House of
Bishops on Wednesday at Lweza Training and Conference Center.
to a press statement issued by the Church of Uganda Provincial Secretary Rev. Canon
William Ongeng, Asiimwe will be consecrated and enthroned as
Bishop on March 12 2023
at Emmanuel Cathedral, Kinyansano, Rukungiri.
Rev Onesimus was
born on 24th April
1965 in Mparo, Rukiga District. He was born again on 8th
earned a Master
of Divinity from Uganda Christian University,
of Education from Makerere University, and a Diploma in Education from
the National Teachers College in Kabale. He has attended
numerous capacity-building trainings locally, as well as internationally.
Onesimus is currently the Chaplain of St. Francis Chapel, Makerere University.
Prior to this position,
he served as the Provincial Youth and Students
Coordinator where he helped develop the very influential PAYSCO (Provincial Annual Youth and Students Convention) programme.
also served as the Chaplain to Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, and
Coordinator of the Provincial Healing, Deliverance, and Intercessory Prayer Ministry.
The House of
Bishops also elected Reverend Canon Enos Kitto Kagodo as the fifth Bishop
of Mukono Diocese. He will replace Right
Reverend James William Ssebaggala who is retiring after clocking 65 years of age.
Ongeng, says that Bishop-elect Kagodo will be consecrated and enthroned Bishop
on 26th February 2023 at St. Philip's and Andrew's Cathedral, Mukono.
Rev. Enos, 54, is currently the Provost of St. Philip's and Andrew's Cathedral
in Mukono. Prior to this position, he served as a parish priest,
Archdeacon, and Diocesan Health Coordinator. He was ordained a deacon on 9th
June 2002 in Mukono Diocese and later made a priest on 12th December 2004.
is Rev. Canon Simon Akol Aisu as the second Bishop of North Karamoja Diocese. He will be enthroned on 12th February 2023 at Christ Church Cathedral, Kotido.
Canon Aisu is currently the Sub-Dean of Christ
Church Cathedral in Kotido. He has served in a number of positions in both
Karamoja and North Karamoja Dioceses, including Archdeacon, Theological College
Principal, Diocesan Secretary, and parish priest.