“The Priest ordered the people who had accompanied him to enter the house and throw out everything, but as they entered, the Priest and the suspect remained outside and the latter pounced on the Priest and stabbed him in the back, killing him instantly,” Mr. Kalule has been quoted as recounting the events of August 18.
According to the Mr. Kalule, the suspect who fled the scene of crime “must have been under the influence of marijuana since he is a known drug addict.”
The chairperson of Uganda’s Kyegonza Sub County has been quoted as saying that the late “Fr. Kasambula had owned the farm for over 20 years but had taken long without visiting it.”
“The suspect, who is a born of this area, took advantage of the priest not regularly visiting his farm and occupied the house. He has also been planting seasonal crops like maize and beans and selling them without the knowledge of the owner,” Joseph Sseyuya has been quoted as saying.
He added in relation to the murdered Catholic Priest, “We are saddened by the death of a Priest and we pray that the suspect is arrested and be brought to book.”
The body of the late Priest has been taken to Mityana Hospital for postmortem. Police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.
Ordained a Priest on 19 December 1987, Fr. Kasambula has been assisting at Lwamata Parish in Kiboga District within Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese.
Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.