Court Orders Members of Kiruhura Demolished Church to Pay UGX 5 million
Sanga Grade One magistrates court in Kiruhura district has ordered members of King of Kings church in Sanga town to raise UGX 5 million in two weeks and pay Yasin Sango, a money lender who is claiming the land where the church is.
The land had previously been given to Yasin Sango, a money lender, as collateral security by a pastor who is currently on the run after acquiring a UGX 9 million debt on which the church has paid UGX 4 million so far.
Yasin maintains that he is ready to pay back UGX 4 million to the church so that he can fully own the land, a provision the church has turned down.
Grade one magistrate Patrick Bamuhiga yesterday, Monday September 14, 2020 adjourned the matter until September 28, 2020 when the plaintiff is expected to come with the remainig amount(UGX 5 million) and hand it over to the defendant.
Meanwhile, Bishop Silas Tayebwa who is the King of Kings senior pastor of the mother King of Kings Church in Mbarara city expressed dissatisfaction with the verdict saying places of worship are still under lockdown due to COVID-19 yet the money is mobilized from christians.
‘But we’ll raise what we can and God will do his part. You can not buy church like that,’ the man of God said.
Christians from King of Kings church also accuse Yasin for allegedly being behind the demolition of the church on August 31, 2020 though he says it was brought down by wind. Court has halted construction for two weeks until the payment is fulfilled.