‘Pastor Kiwedde’ serves out his jail term, freed

Controversial born-again preacher Pastor William Muwanguzi better known as ‘Kiwedde’ is a free man. He was released about two months ago after completing his prison sentence.

The flamboyant pastor who became famous in the early 2000s while ministering at Holy Fire Ministries at Namulanda along Entebbe road.

Frank Baine, the Uganda Prisons Service spokesman said that Kiwedde was released after completing his sentence during which he exhibited good conduct.

Kiwedde’s release was kept secret until when information leaked today. This, according to his associates was done to allow him enjoy a private life.

Muwanguzi’s case became of public interest after he impersonated a Kenyan Catholic priest. Muwanguzi and a one Julius Mukasa were arrested after they organised an unauthorised Catholic Charismatic renewal crusade at Kalisizo, Kyotera district and were charged and remanded at Kalisizo prison from where he attempted to escape in 2013.

He was later transferred to Masaka prison and later on to Mutukula Prison farm on a five-year jail sentence but in September 2015, he escaped and fled to Zimbabwe from where he was arrested and repatriated back to Masaka.