Anglican Priest Killed in Uganda

Monday, November 27, 2006

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

MUBENDE, UGANDA (ANS) -- An Anglican Priest named Rev. Godfrey Tabura killed at Kyenda in Mubende District on Saturday evening, the 25th of November. He was shot dead by unidentified gunmen while riding home on a motorcycle.

This was revealed in a story from SMV News Service in which they said, “The gunmen's motive was to kill the priest. Whoever did it, reportedly fled without stealing anything. It leads to the suspicion that it is definitely a Christian persecution. The Rev. Godfrey Tabura was trailed from Musozi.”

The story said that Benson Oyo Nyeko, the police chief of the Central Region in Uganda told to the SVM News Service that the incident occurred near Kyenda, which about 10 miles away from Mubende town at about 7.00 pm.

The priest was shot in the chest and died instantly. The Police suspect the killer or killers used an SMG rifle, Benson Oyo Neyiko said.

“We don’t think the thugs were looking for money. They never picked anything and even abandoned the motorcycle at the scene, which makes us suspect that the motive was murder,” Neyiko added.

No arrests had been made by Sunday evening, but the investigations of the police was launched quickly. CID officer of Mubende reached the spot and started an immediate inquiry.