By Our Reporter
Parliamentary committee of defence and internal Affairs chaired by Mubende district woman MP Bennie Namugwanya has left to Kanungu to resume the investigations on how thousands of people were burnt in Kibwetere fire infernal.
According to the committee boss Bennie Namugywanya, the committee is going to engage with the local leaders to investigate how people were burnt.
Hon Namugwanya told news reporters at parliament that, the infernal survivors petitioned the committee last year demanding government to compensate them for their properties and lives lost because government failed to supervise the Roman Catholic Church which it registered as a NGO.
“It was the responsibility of the government and police to monitor the cult but, that is the reason why the survivors are requesting government to compensate the lives and properties lost” She said.
She said that, the committee will write a report on how people were burnt and present it in parliament.
In 2000 about 1000 people were killed in the fire infernal in a cult called the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of GOD.
Many details of Kibweteere’s life, and especially death, remain unclear. What is known is that he came from a strongly pious Catholic background and was likely wealthy by Ugandan standards. The second idea comes from the fact he ran for political office in 1980 and had enough land to donate for a school of his own design. The Catholic school he founded and led was apparently orthodox and at that point he had a positive image in the community. In 1960 he married a woman who would prove to outlive him.