Govt critic, fake news and merchant of peace: Archbishop Lwanga’s quotable quotes

Archbishop Lwanga and President Museveni pictured at State House, Nakasero in April 2018 after a meeting following a Good Friday sermon (2018) where the prelate revealed that his life had been threatened by an anonymous caller who claimed the state had received information linking him to a plot to overthrow the government. PHOTO/PPU/ FILE

What you need to know:

  • On February 15, Dr Lwanga pelted condemnation at security forces after a wave of abductions and torture had been mounted on citizens with the issue disdainfully addressed by government.

Pronounced dead less than 24 hours after leading the traditional 'Good Friday' celebrations, the Archbishop of Kampala Arch-diocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga leaves a mark as a perceived critic of the reigning government who was also unlimitedly-vocal on societal issues like marriage, land ownership, human rights and security. While Dr Lwanga was critical of the government, he was also known to praise the President on occasion. We take you through some of his remarkable statements.


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