The Uganda Police Force of East Kyoga have received a total of 101 Christians of Christ disciples Church that have been repatriated from Nakuru in Kenya.
According to SP Ageca Oscar Gregg the PRO East Kyoga, the said individuals compromised 18 male adults, 23 female adults, 29 female juvenile, 31 male adults and infants from this religious sect and hail from the districts of Ngora, Serere, Bukedea and Kumi.
He said church members were intercepted enroute to Ethiopia where they were going to allegedly preach the gospel permanently or otherwise in their original and ancestral Homeland.
“They had illegally crossed over to Kenya, but then been abandoned by the leadership of the church. It’s to be noted that East Kyoga Police were yet to conlude the general enquiry into the disappearance members of the same church that happened earlier this year in February that were found to be in Abisinia, in Ethiopia and It’s upon this background that this second group was sneaking out of the country,” said Ageca.
He added that the leadership of a church prevalent in the districts above are Rev. Enyaku James and Pastor Orago Augustine.
The duo had convinced their followers that God has a plan for them to go to Ethiopia to spread the gospel which was to be facilitated through a monetary contribution by both the first and second group, who duly obliged.
“We have ensured the safe return of the more than 100 citizens and we are planning to place them back in their communities. We thereof ask the public to be understanding and receive them back without prejudice.”
“We extend our gratitude to all parties that contributed to the safe return of these Christians,” Ageca added.