Residents in Serere District in Eastern Uganda reportedly took drastic action against a pastor they accused of negatively influencing their families. Angry parents from Agule Village, Omagoro Kyere Sub-county, allegedly evicted and ousted the pastor from the local church premises. Furthermore, they demolished the building belonging to the New Life Church Ministries, where the pastor was in charge.
John Asadu, the Kyere LC3 chairperson and head of the district security committee, revealed that the church had not been officially registered and was operating without proper authorization, making it illegal.
Malon Adengu, an intelligence security officer from Omogoro Parish, expressed disapproval of the pastor’s eviction and the church’s destruction. He criticized the aggressive behavior exhibited by the locals during the incident.
Sam Echodu, the church’s proprietor, contended that jealous individuals and leaders from other religious groups were behind the mob’s actions to burn down the church.
Erika Omedel, the LC1 chairperson and lay reader of Omogor Achinga Church of Uganda, attributed the community’s violent reaction to underlying problems within the church itself.