The Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has died this morning. Reports from multiple sources indicate that he was found at his residence lying lifeless. His death comes days after he declined to take part in the state house meeting in which clerics of the inter religious council met with Museveni. Lwanga becomes the second prominent Catholic leader to died mysteriously this year after retired Masaka Archbishop John Baptist Kaggwa. Similarly, the outspoken Muslim cleric Sheikh Nuuhu Muzaata also died mysteriously.
Lwanga was not having a background of suffering from any ailment and was actively involved in the just concluded general elections where he even tried to offer counsel following a rioutus campaign trail and crackdown on the opposition by the members of the armed forces.
Lwanga even read a statement from the Uganda Joint Christian Council in which they proposed an extension of the general elections following the murder of over 54 civilians who were protesting the arrest of opposition leader Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine.
Born in January 1953, Dr. Lwanga has died aged 68. He was appointed Kampala Archbishop on August 19, 2006.