Living Aryatwijuka, a catechist attached to Rubira Church of Uganda in Kikungiri Archdeaconry and a resident of Katookye village, Kigata parish, Kyanamira sub-county in Kabale district, who went missing earlier this week, has been found dead and floating in a river.
Aryanyikuka went missing on Monday, January 15, 2024. He left home at around 10:00 AM, heading to Kikungiri Archdeaconry headquarters in Southern Division, Kabale municipality. However, Aryanyijuka did not return, and his mobile phone went off. Ninsiima and Christians developed panic after finding his motorcycle, maroon coat, church books, and receipt for church money abandoned along Kabale-Mbarara road in Rubira village, Kyanamira sub-county, on Tuesday.
On Saturday afternoon around 04:00 PM, Christians were shocked to discover his body floating in the waters of river Rwabakazi under the bridge along the Kabale-Mbarara highway in Kyanamira sub-county, about three kilometers away from Kabale town near Kyanamira trading center.
Rev. Sam Bahati, Kigata Church of Uganda Parish priest supervising Rubira Church of Uganda, and Rev. Golden Akatuhurira, Kaharo Church of Uganda Parish priest in Kaharo sub-county, Kabale district, express their sorrow at the unfortunate incident. They emphasize the need for togetherness among Christians and call for repentance from those displaying such heartless behavior targeting the clergy.