RIP: Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

The deceased Archbishop of Kampala Diocese, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been given 17 gun salutes at the official funeral organised by the Government held at Kololo airstrip.

The Archbishop was on Saturday found dead in his room. According to a post-mortem report from Mulago national referral hospital, Dr Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease following coronary heart thrombosis.

And today, mourners throng Kololo Air strip to pay their respect to the deceased man of God.

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The Chief Mourner who is also the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said; “I was shocked when I heard about the death of Lwanga. The condition that led to his death is well known. The doctors should explain to us how to detect the condition.”

Museveni said he ordered for national mourning because Dr Cyprian Lwanga was an archbishop and a sympathizer who prayed for them during the 1986 bush war.

“I am very happy that these days, church leaders are increasingly spearheading the effort of wealth creation so I salute Dr Cyprian Lwanga for that Wekembe initiative,” he said.

“When Cyprian became the bishop of Kasana Luweero, I was happy because I knew him as a young priest. He is just about eight years younger than me. I knew about his microfinance project called ‘Twekembe’ that he started with his salary,” the president recounted

The body of the fallen Archbishop is expected to arrive at his childhood church, St. Charles Lwanga Parish Kyabakadde for a requiem mass. He will be laid to rest at Rubaga cathedral on Thursday.