Man sets three churches on fire, says he is still broke despite church preaching prosperity


Man sets three churches on fire, says he is still broke despite church preaching prosperity

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly burning down three churches in Uganda.

According to detectives, John Reagan Ngobi on Monday morning at around 9 am, reported himself to Kira Division police.

He was armed with three brand-new knives.

Citizen Digital understands he was arrested shortly after and detained on charges of arson.

Preliminary investigations say he carried out the act after saying he has remained poor despite the churches preaching prosperity gospel.

“I burnt these churches because of anger arising from the fact that these churches preach about prosperity but I have remained poor all throughout,” He said.

The churches that bore the brunt of his wrath were; St. Noah Catholic Church, which is in his village, God’s Tour Promising Church, and Liberty Church of Christ International.

He had armed himself with three sharp knives in the fear that congregants would descend on him during the act.

“The poverty situation motivated me to buy two litres of Petrol and one of Paraffin, which I used to burn these respective churches,” He added.

Local leaders at Kosokoso village, located in Kira Municipality said Ngobi is a repeat offender who can do anything.

Father Mathias Mulumba Kalemba in charge of St. Noah Catholic Church Kasokoso said the fire destroyed nearly everything including his clothes, church books, wines valued at Ksh. 41,318.

Another preacher said the fires had been put out before they did redeemable damage to the churches.

“Satan tried to fight God’s places of worship through Ngobi, but we thank Him, He showed his presence and managed to overpower the fire, “said Pastor Vincent Bageya, of Liberty Church of Christ international.

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