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By Ahura Mujuni Mark

A pastor in Iganga district, Eastern Uganda drowned along with a convert during a baptism ceremony that was being conducted at a water dam on Tuesday.

Pastor Wilber Mukisa of Redeemed Gospel Church in Bukooma village and Farida Mugolofa, a convert, were hit by a huge wave  of water while in the dam. They struggled to get out of the water but failed.

Another pastor identified as Joseph Akwasibwe managed to get out of the water, though he could not help the dying two.


The dam owned by Mugoya Construction Company Ltd is usually used for baptism ceremonies in the area.This time; over 200 believers were witnessing the ceremony.

Iganga district police commander, Herbert Nuwagaba confirmed the death of the Born Again pastor and one believer in the construction dam.