Gen . Salim Saleh has dismissed claims that he is behind the demolition of St. Peters church in Ndeeba that has caused public outrage and condemnation .

Speaking before bishops led by the archbishop of Uganda ,Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, General Saleh said he was not a mad man to engage in such unlawful and reckless behaviour to grab church land.

“For that matter I want to swear before you the Bishops and the archbishop that in the name of  God I’m not involved in these evil practices,” Saleh stated to the applause of the clergy men .  the Bishops had earlier visited the razed church grounds , prayed and promised to rebuild the  church considered to be one of the historic sites in Kampala city .

 Lands minister Betty Kamya said: “All those involved would be dealt with decisively because their actions were terror intended and causing hate against government.” Three police officers, including Katwe Division Police Commander David Epedu, three of his juniors and 11 others have been arrested on orders of Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Moses Kafeero.

The church was built in the early 70s was destroyed during curfew hours shocking the Christian community . The land Minister had earlier stopped land evictions during this period when the country is battling the novel deadly Covid- 19 pandemic which has left 10 people dead and more than a thousand others ill.

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