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Pastor Ssempa attacks Paul Kagame over remarks on prayer 

Pastor Martin Ssempa

Ugandan activist and founder of the Makerere Community Church, Pastor Martin Ssempa has castigated Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame over his remarks about prayers without actions.

“After closing the churches, it seems that now @PaulKagame is moving to regulate the quantity of prayers. Is he theologically trained to make this Comment? Jesus, John the Baptist, Elijah had long prayers and fasting: even Moslems fast for 40 days. Is he now moving to ban them?” Pastor Ssempa tweeted on Monday.

This was in response to a Facebook post on our sister publication, the Daily Monitor, which it quoted Kagame saying: “I don’t think there is any other continent that prays more than the African continent. Prayers must be met with action… You can’t close your eyes and pray for your problems to be solved by God. God gives you the mean to face & solve your challenges.”

This is not the first time Pastor Ssempa is launching a cyber-battle against politicians over their religious remarks.

He has in the last few days been in the media castigating Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine for trying to be like Jesus Christ in his new song Tuliyambala Engule (literally meaning we shall wear the victor’s crown).

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