By Marvin Ocol
A teacher and a midwife have been arrested after a pastor disappeared with his church followers and seven of his family members.
This as territorial Police in Mityana investigate circumstances under which Pastor Kalibala Samuel, disappeared with several of his church followers including a family of 7 members. It is now 10 days since the Pastor disappeared with the 7 family members who include; Namuwaya Jesca, (the wife to Kintu Sulait), Ssekyewa Shakim, aged 19, Nampeewo Shifrah aged 17, Muteesasira Muhammad aged 10, Ssenabulya Muhammed aged 8, Nakintu Angel aged 4 and Uwuzeeye Mable, who disappeared from their home in Naama Central LCI, Naama Ward, Busimbi Division, in Mityana Municipality.
The pastor and his followers locked their homes and have since switched off their known contacts, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said.
So far, 3 accomplices of Pastor Kalibala, who helped transport the victims have been arrested. These include; Harriet Kajubi, a 53 year old teacher, Nalweyiso Harriet, a 62 year old midwife and Ssekyewa Shakim, an 18 year old student.
“We want to assure the families that they should not lose hope as the search is ongoing. We shall trace for the secret location, and bring all perpetrators to book,” Enanga said adding that “We are meanwhile following leads, after one of the followers, established contact with one of her daughters whom, she left behind. She immediately after switched off the phones and did not reveal her whereabouts. It is unfortunate that we have a Pastor, who is not transparent in his methods and for using his divine powers, to control his followers. Such conduct has a potential of opening wounds for relatives to missed their loved ones, during the Kibwetere cult saga in Kanungu.”