The Bishop of Namirembe dioceses Wilberforce Kityo Luwarira has asked police to bring to him a suspect charged for allegedly disturbing his peace and they meet in private.
Herbert Solomon Kaddu, the man who attacked Namirembe Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira on Easter Sunday was today, Wednesday afternoon charged and remanded to Luzira prison by the Mwanga II Magistrate’s court.
The charging and subsequent remand of 34-year-old Kaddu follows a police medical report that declared him as sane and fit to stand trial contrary to his family’s assertions that he is mentally unstable.
Prosectution told court that Kaddu, a Tour and travel driver and a resident of Mackay Zone in Mengo Lubaga Division had the intension to annoy or injure Bishop Luwalira and the Rev. Canon Benon Kityo, the dean of Namirembe Diocese.
Kaddu has before Grade one magistrate Julius Mwesigye also been charged with disturbing religious assemblies. Kaddu denied both offences.
State prosecutor Roselyn Kipora states that on April 1, 2017 during an Easter service at Namirembe Cathedral, Kaddu while armed with a stick and a sack cloth, threatened to attack Bishop Luwalira.
Kaddu who appeared in court barefooted, with torn trousers had no sureties to secure bail and was sent on remand until the April 24, 2018.
According to a source which is part of the case investigating team, the man of God, Wilberforce Kityo Luwarira wants to meet Hebert Kadu and pray for him.
“We had made an appointment with him such that we could record his statement but he is saying that he wants to meet him and pray for him”, source said.
This website has also learnt that police chief Esq Martin Okoth Ochola on Monday met with Bishop Luwarira and held a closed door meeting.
Robert Kaddu on Sunday stormed the pulpit where Bp Luwalira was giving his Easter sermon clad in a bark cloth and holding a walking stick but was overpowered by church handlers and police.
His relatives claimed he was mentally disturbed prompting them to carry out a medical examination to ascertain his mental status which confirmed that he was normal.
However, Kaddu says he inherited the walking stick and the bark cloth from his late father but says they have tormented him for the rest of his life making him poor.
He added that he wanted to use Easter cerebration service to bring his heavy burdened load before the man of God to pray for him and deliver him from spirits of his forefathers.