Yesterday, the Council of Bishops of the Church of Uganda made a big announcement in which the successor to reigning Arch-Bishop Stanley Ntagali was named.

Bishop Kazimba replaces Archbishop Stanley Ntagali who clocks the mandatory retirement age of 65.

Archbishop Ntagali was elected and enthroned as Archbishop on December 16, 2012, at the age of 57, taking over from Henry Luke Orombi.

Bishop Kazimba will be enthroned on March 1st, 2020, according to a brief statement from the Church of Uganda.

The new Arch-Bishop in waiting

Bishop Kazimba Mugalu is the Bishop of Mityana Diocese in Central Buganda province and has been popular for his strong resolve for the truth. This has led him to speak the truth even to the politicians in this country.

Though many may not remember, it was Bishop Kazimba Mugalu who prayed for Bobi Wine and Hon. Francis Zaake in a thanksgiving service that was held post the 2018 Arua fracas in Mityana by the Butebos.

Even when the religious leaders are forbidden from engaging in active politics and embracing people of all faiths and political affiliation, it is clear that Museveni will have a mountain to climb in trying to persuade the tough-talking Mugalu who has an inclination towards truth and justice. It will take much more than Museveni’s signature LandCruiser gifts to Bishops and the clergy to dissuade Mugalu from adding his voice to that of the many Ugandans who are calling for a political transition in the country.

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