Central Police Station (CPS) Kampala is holding nine suspects who were holding placards protesting against the conduct of House of Prayer Ministries Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo.
The arrested suspects include a man identified as Edison Kakuru the president of Makerere University School of Education and eight women.
According to protestors, they accused Pastor Bujjingo’s apology to his wife Teddy following comments that he tolerated her in their marriage even when she had hemorrhage for 10 years.
“Imagine the hustle we have to go through to explain to our children such kind of behavior,” Ms Sophie Gombya, a woman activist who doubles as a musician said.
Pastor Bugingo last week told his congregation that he spent a lot of money on buying cotton wool for his wife, whom he is seeking to divorce.
Demonstrating women were arrested on Monday at Bat Valley Primary School in Kampala where a section of rights activists had converged to work on a petition against Bujjingo’s conducts and then deliver it to the Speaker of Parliament.
The activists who displayed placards with inscriptions ‘Justice for women #Teddy deserves Justice’ appealed to Uganda Communications Commission to reign on Pastor Bugingo over what they described as unbecoming utterances.
The women activists asked government to punish pastor Bugingo to serve as a lesson to other men “with such unbecoming behaviors”.
What is Obstetric Hemorrhage?
Obstetric hemorrhage is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor, leaving a woman with uncontrolled flow of urine or feces or both.
Last Sunday Activists had planned to buy cotton wool and sanitary pads and deliver them to his church as a pay back to those he used to buy for his wife but their move was hampered by Police that deployed at his church.
After the arrest of activists, Police summoned Bugingo to explain his comments that have sparked and incited violence among activists who had taken to the streets to protest.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the summons saying that Bujjingo had been called by Commander KMP CP Moses Kafero to explain because his comments had sparked and incited violence among activists who had taken to the streets to protest.
“My boss who is also the KMP commander Moses Kafeero said he telephoned Pastor Bugingo inviting him here at (cps) Kampala to talk about his issue and see how they can solve this,” says Onyango.