“Archbishop Luwum was a leading voice in criticising the excesses of the Idi Amin regime that assumed power in 1971. In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note of protest to dictator Idi Amin against the policies of arbitrary killings and unexplained disappearances. Shortly afterwards the archbishop and other leading churchmen were accused of treason (and shortly afterwards were murdered by Idi Amin, it is believed.)”Wikipedia
Last year in 2021, on this day, 16th February, I used the photo of Hon. Winnie Kiiza holding up a protest poster and of Dr. Stella Nyanzi in the dock as testimony on on how Uganda is dancing on the grave of St. Janani Luwum. Read more here. Those photos remain relevant still and in light of increasing reports by citizens of their abduction and torture by state operatives, like the one of Kakwenza Rukirabashaija.
May the spirit of St. Janani Luwum take hold of us and may the injustices he was murdered for become history in our motherland, I pray. As a nation we should not be proud that those who should be receiving and taking over the mantle of the leadership are fleeing into exile in fear of their lives. This is unacceptable. May we find the wisdom to stop dancing on Janani Luwum’s grave.