Renowned Rukungiri based Pastor Remanded over Defilement


RUKUNGIRI-A renowned and prominent pastor in Rukungiri district was on Thursday 17th March 2022   remanded to government prison by the Chief Magistrate Her worship Mbabazi Mary Edith on charges of defilement.

He has been identified as Pastor Silver Turyamwijuka the proprietor of Healing and Deliverance Church located in Farmers cell, Kinyasano ward, Western Division in Rukungiri Municipality and is accused of defiling a minor.

Prosecution alleges that on February 12th 2022 while in Rugyendwa Cell, Kyamakanda Parish, Buyanja Sub County, Rukungiri district, Turyamwijuka defiled a 15 year old minor (Names withheld), the accusation he denies.

While appearing before the Chief Magistrate Her worship Mbabazi Mary Edith on Thursday, Turyamwijuka denied the allegations and requested for bail which the Magistrate denied him due to lack of substantial sureties.    

He will appear again in Court on April 25th 2022 for case mention and scrutinizing his bail application.

The development comes about six months after another born again pastor Edison Abaho of Holy spirit Fire Church Omukareere Ruruku, the church located in Western Division, Rukungiri Municipality was also accused of abandoning the body of a four year old child he is alleged to have produced from a Christian in his Church.

Pastor Edson Abaho impregnated Rose Byereeta the mother to the deceased who was also a member in his church and they tried to make it a secret.