By Peter Sebulime
The congregation of Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga in Kiteredde, Kyotera District, who are commonly known as Banakarooli Brothers, have today elected a new Superior General; Brother Hillary Kazoora, who has been serving at one of their stations in Nairobi, Kenya.
About 200 Brothers from different parts of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and USA converged at Kiteredde to elect the new superior general. However, only 50 Brothers were eligible to vote.
The exercise was conducted in the presence of both the Masaka Bishop Rt. Rev. Severus Jjumba who serves as the supervisor of the congregation and his predecessor Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa.
This followed the gruesome murder of Rev. Bro. Norbert Emmanuel Mugarura, who was their newly elected superior general.
Bro. Mugarura was allegedly killed by his former student Robert Asiimwe in July this year, at one of the hostels in Kyambogo, and he is currently on remand at Luzira prisons as investigations continue.
Bro. John Bosco Asiimwe has confirmed to us the election of Brother Kazoora as their new Superior General.
Under the rules governing the Banakarooli Brothers congregation, a Superior General is elected alongside three councilors and a Vicar General who performs his duties in the Superior’s absence.
The new councilors include; Rev. Bro. Vincent Musoke, Rev. Bro. Charles Kagoye and Rev. Bro. John Fisher Kasumba while Rev. Bro. Izdol Luyinda will serve as the Vicar General.