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Issa Masiya

Issa Masiya

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A religious movement in Uganda.

Kampala - Police are investigating activities of a suspected 'cult' group in Iganga whose members include Eriya Lisi Kaguta, an uncle to President Yoweri Museveni, reports Abubaker Mukose.

A team from the Criminal Investigation Department, assisted by the office of the Iganga District Internal Security Organisation, have been on a two-week probe on the 'Isa Masiya' sect led by 'Apostle' Christopher Besweri Kaswabuli.

The sect has over 100,000 followers with several branches in Mbarara, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Mukono, Iganga, Pallisa and Tororo. Other believers include Kenyans and Rwandese some of whom stay at the camp.

'Apostle' Kaswabuli, who claims he had a vision instructing him to lead the people of God through evangelism, said his sect only believes in what is written in the 1877 Luganda version Bible of Isa Masiya. The sect also restricts believers to marry within the Church and encourages them to be hard
working people.
Police Probe Iganga 'Cult', New Vision/Africa News Online, Apr. 21, 2000

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers are investigating and digging up parts of the Issa Masiya sect headquarters in Bubago village, Iganga district in search of suspected mass graves, reports Davis Weddi.

The sect which is led by Apostle Besweri Kaswabuli, peg their belief on the 1877 Luganda version of the Bible of Issa Masiya.

The believers, said to be more than 100,000 and who include some Kenyans and Rwandese, have other camps in Tororo, Bushenyi, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Mukono and Pallisa districts.

The search in Bubago follows reports that the sect leader was assaulting some people, defiling under-age girls, aiding and forcing abortions and burying dead followers without informing their relatives. [...more...]
Police Look For Iganga Cult Graves, New Vision/Africa News Online (Uganda), May 25, 2000