The women activists convened at Bat Valley Primary School and led a procession to parliament but were intercepted by police. They were held at Kampala Central Police Station-CPS for two hours and released.
Some of the women activists that were arrested by Police
Women activists want government to reign in on Pastor
Aloysius Bujingo for opening up publicly about the previous health condition of
his estranged wife, Teddy Bujingo. It all stems from a video that went viral on
social media showing the head of House of Prayer Ministries
International telling his flock how he spent more than ten years treating
his wife's blood flow.
He explained that during that time he couldn’t enjoy
his conjugal rights as a married man. Bujingo’s comments drew angry
protests from Women activists who took to social media to vent their anger. They
called on members of the public to contribute money to buy cotton wool and pads
to compensate Bugingo for the money he spent on his wife.
morning, the women activists convened at Bat Valley Primary School and led a
procession to parliament but were intercepted by police. They were held at
Kampala Central Police Station-CPS for two hours and released.
The activists asked government to restrain Bujingo
to serve as an example to men who despise women, saying his comments are
derogatory to all women in the country. Sophie Gombya, an artist and woman
activist says that they want Uganda Communications Commission-UCC to stop Salt
TV, which belongs to Bugingo to stop airing such offensive messages.
“We are not interested in Bujingo's martial
matters but we want UCC to intervene and stop the broadcast of such content. At
times we sit and watch TV with our children. How are we supposed to explain
such things to them,” she asked.
Flavia Namulindwa, a woman activist and TV
personality, says they want they parliament to intervene and reign in
Bujingo. “This is a peaceful demonstration. We have not come to fight. We just
want to take this petition to parliament so that they can intervene,” she said.
Although Bujingo has since apologized for his
remarks and asked women to forgive him, the activists, says his apology was sarcastic
since he went ahead to insult them as well. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala
Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, says Pastor Bujingo is expected to appear at CPS
tomorrow for inciting the public.
“The commander is going to meet Bujingo to ask
him to stop discussing marriage issues not meant for public consumption.
Bujingo should desist from issuing or talking about marriage issues that are
not meant for the public and incite members of the public like these women,” he
Over the past few months, Pastor Bugingo has
been feuding with his wife for allegedly ganging up with his daughter to try
and snatch church property. But the wife on the other hand, accuses Bugingo of
hiding behind the church property to cover up for his infidelity. Bugingo has since filed for divorce. The
matter is before court.