Police in Mityana are investigating circumstances under which a Pastor disappeared with church followers including a family of seven.
Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, identified the Pastor as Kalibala Samuel.
Enanga told the press in Kampala that it is now a week since the Pastor disappeared with the seven family members from their home in Naama Central LCI, Naama Ward, Busimbi Division, in Mityana Municipality.
He identified them as; 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.
Enanga said the Pastor and his followers locked their homes and switched off their known contacts.
“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,” he said
“It is unfortunate that a Pastor is not transparent in his methods and for using his ‘divine powers’ to control his followers,” Enanga told the media at Police Headquarters in Naguru on Monday.
He warned that such conduct has a potential of opening wounds like those inflicted by Joseph Kibwetere who burned his followers in Kanungu district.
He assured 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,” he said.
So far, three 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.