Katikkiro Urges Followers of Late Pastor Yiga to Emulate Him

Although Yiga was a preacher, his life was full of controversy. He was in and out of jail on allegations of raping and impregnating female members of his church. Not once or twice, Yiga would find himself in the news on either rape or child neglect accusations.

“If Pastor Yiga undermined himself because of his humble background, he wouldn’t have achieved anything in his life. But he was determined to succeed and I request you to emulate his determination,” Charles Peter Mayiga, the Buganda Katikkiro said while eulogizing fallen Revival Church Founder Pastor Augustine Yiga.

Katikkiro remarked when he joined hundreds of mourners at Revival Church at Kawaala, Lubaga Division, in Kampala where Yiga is being mourned for five days as he willed before his death.

Yiga died on Monday night at Nsambya hospital where he was rushed three weeks earlier with liver complications. Yiga was born in Bukomansimbi district but his beginning in Kampala wasn’t rosy as he did odd jobs until he decided to serve God through starting as an evangelist.

In 2004, Yiga started his church in Kiwuunya under Kawempe division but shifted it to Kawaala in 2005. He started constructing a mega church in 2009 and at the time of his death he had built a secondary school and set up ABS television.

Katikkiro applauded Yiga and his followers for donating to Ettofali project which saw the construction of Masengere Building at Bulange, construction of perimeter wall at Kasubi royal tombs and BBS terefayina.

“Whenever you see Masengere building or you watch BBS terefayina, just know there is part of the money that was given out by you people of this place,” Katikkiro said.

Mayiga also condemned acts of pastors attacking each other. He advised men and women of God to always preach in their respective churches but avoid throwing jabs at their colleagues.

Yiga will be laid to rest on Sunday at Kawaala church near his mother Elizabeth Kwagala, who died in 2018. Yiga’s father who was known as Joseph Matovu died in 1995 and was buried in Bukomansimbi district.

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