By Masereka Gad
Kampala: Police on 15 July summoned House of Prayer Ministries pastor, Aloysius Bugingo, besides apologizing to his wife Teddy Naluswa.
Kampala Metropolitan police (KPM) spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango on Monday told journalists that the Kampala Metropolitan police commander (KPC), Moses Kafeero, invited Pastor Bugingo to appear at Police because his comments had sparked and incited violence among activists who had taken to the streets to protest.
“KMP commander Moses Kafeero said he telephoned Pastor Bugingo inviting him here [police station] to talk about his issue and see how they can solve this,” Mr Onyango said.
He was addressing journalists on what transpired in a meeting between police officers and rights activists following their petition against the conduct of Pastor Bugingo.
Earlier, police arrested nine people protesting against comments made by Pastor Bugingo.
The rights activists led by musician Sophie Gombya had converged at Bat Valley Primary School to work on their petition and also mobilise funds to buy cotton wool and deliver it to the pastor
Mr Onyango said in the meeting, they agreed with the activists on what they need to do if they want their grievances addressed
“If they want to protest, then they should write to us (police) and we will guide them on how to do so in a manner that doesn’t violate the law,” Mr Onyango added.
In their petition to police, the activists said Pastor Bugingo should be restrained from talking about marriage issues that are not meant for the public.
Mr Onyango said police promised to write a letter to Pastor Bugingo to stop talking, writing or uttering words that incite the public.