I Pray Before Taking Key Decisions – Museveni Top story

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President Museveni gave an example of former convict Chris Rwakasisi, saying that when an instrument of signing for his death was presented to him, he consulted with God through prayer and a voice stopped him from signing it.

President Yoweri Museveni has told the gathering at a prayer meeting today that he prays before making key decisions.
 
The 18th National Prayer Breakfast was held at Hotel Africa under the theme "We Shall know them by their Fruits".
 
While giving a speech, Museveni said he doesn't pray too much "like Mama Janet Museveni who prays every day, every night." The president said that once in a while he sits down somewhere and does "consultation with God."
 
President Museveni gave an example of former convict Chris Rwakasisi, saying that when an instrument of signing for his death was presented to him, he consulted with God through prayer and a voice stopped him from signing it.
 
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In January 2009, President Museveni pardoned Chris Rwakasisi a former Security Minister in Milton Obote's second government. Rwakasisi had been on death row for more than two decades after the High Court in Mbarara found him guilty of kidnapping his neighbour with intent to murder him.
 
Rwakasisi had been behind bars since July 1985 after he was arrested by General Tito Okello's soldiers following a coup that overthrew President Obote.
 
Meanwhile, at the 18th National prayer breakfast leaders prayed against corruption, homosexuality, abortion among others.
 
These included Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal who prayed for the nation, Bufumbira MP James Nsaba Buturo prayed for the world, while Katerera County MP Katoto Hatwib prayed for government among others.
 
Ogwal prayed against the evil of cancer, homosexuality, child sacrifice and corruption.
 
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Buturo said that the country is witnessing the unraveling of moral fabric and that the relationship with God.
 
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Katoto Hatwib prayed that government remains tolerant and accountable to the people.
 
At the closure, President Museveni read out a government declaration pronouncing  2017 as a year of family.
 
 
 

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.