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Bugingo scoffs at doubters, ‘I won’t undress for everyone to show proof of attack’

House of Prayer Ministries International Lead Pastor, Aloysius Bugingo preaching at Canaan Land recently (Photo/File)

Sembabule, (UG): Pastor Aloysius Bugingo has told critics doubting the attempted assassination attack in which his bodyguard and church elder Richard Muhumuza was tragically shot dead that he won’t undress to the public to show proof that he was hurt due to respect for his privacy.

Bugingo, revealed this while addressing mourners at the burial of Muhumuza in Muguluka Village, Lwebitakuli Sub-county in Sembabule District last Friday.

The House of Prayer Ministries International boss narrated how unknown gunmen attacked his car on Tuesday, January 2 at Bwalakata Junction off National Housing Road in Rubaga Division in an attempt to end his life but sadly that of his bodyguard was tragically taken.

Despite the attack which according to reports involved more than 10 bullets fired by the yet-to-be-known assailants, sections of the public continuously raised questions doubting if the attack was indeed by assailants or a staged attack specifically targeting Muhumuza.

Some even doubted the pastor’s account of the incident, in which he said he was shot in the back demanding to see the bullet wound from his back, a demand the pastor has audaciously refused to bow down to.

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Bugingo questioned the motive of the people demanding he pull off his clothes to show the nature of injuries sustained on his back during the attack saying he can’t go down to low to violate his privacy due to public demand.

“I will not undress myself for everyone to show the wounds sustained on my back. I have the injuries but this does not call for undressing for whoever wants to see and possibly make it a subject on social media,” the outspoken pastor said.

He added that in the fierce 9pm shooting, he sustained injuries on his back and that his bodyguard became a shield as the gunmen fired the bullets last Tuesday.

“As they fired, I started feeling cold from my back. Richard leaned on me and I heard the voice of the Lord instructing me to bend down. It was a frightening experience.”

“The shooting continued and the voice continued to tell me not to shake myself to confirm to the attackers that I am dead. Next, another voice revealed to me that they were gone, I looked for where to start the vehicle and I drove up to Mulago Hospital,” he narrated.

While in the hospital, Bugingo a lot of pictures were taken but he suspects that a certain nurse shared one picture while he was sitted, which the social media is using to attack him thinking the only wound he has, is that

“People think the only wound I have is that on my hand but I will not undress myself for you.”
He told the mourners that Muhumuza had vowed and prayed to God never to let the enemy touch him (Bugingo) in his presence and that he fulfilled his prayer. He added that Muhumuza had vowed that possibly the enemy would take advantage when he was on his other duties in Somalia but not when he was around.

In light of Bugingo’s remarks, Socialite Mr Frank Gashumba, who is also a friend of Bugingo said some members of the public lack morals saying; “many people are in the Opposition political parties serving selfish ends. This is the very reason why they are attacking Pastor Bugingo after this sad incident,” he said.

“This is not the time for politicking but to show sympathy,” he added.

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Cpl Muhumuza who according to security was an SFC soldier was accorded a military burial with an 18-gun salute at his ancestral home in Muguluka Village, Lwebitakuli Sub-county, in Central Uganda’s Sembabule District.



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