He called for the postponement of January 14, 2021 elections in December last year. He asked legislators in Uganda to see to it that the constitution of this country was amended.
Coronavirus had wreaked havoc across the world. Lwanga perhaps thought that it was now time that power could be transferred from one hand to another using different means.
It is true that because social distancing is now highly prioritized , people no longer have chance to gather to listen to what first-time political offices seekers have in store for them. Dr. Cyprian Lwanga was (in December) misunderstood but, he had a point.
Coronavirus has made democracy a joke. Deceased Dr. Lwanga was right when he usually attacked long-time rulers and sided with the youthful ones.
It is really mind-boggling to mention that heart failure is now among the ailments that we succumb to in Africa these days.
Like the late Pierre Nkurunziza the former president of Burundi, who played Football and rode his bike for hours on the newly built highways of Burundi, Dr. Lwanga, and the late Magufuli, were early risers. They never slept before midnight. These three able and famous leaders, of sheep and men, were extremely fit.
Sources that are afraid to discuss dead bodies have told me that Lwanga could spare some time to jog through isolated paved roads in the leafy suburbs of Kampala.
The Kampala archbishop loved mingling with people. He loved listening to poor but talkative men and youth. The man in the street taught Lwanga politics.
The poverty-stricken who queue in the sun to vote told the now deceased Archbishop that the leaders they elected were greedy and selfish.
Dr. Lwanga knew it extremely well that there was life after death. The soft-spoken Archbishop worried less. It was shocking to hear that he had a sick heart, that eventually fast-tracked his untimely death.
The Kampala Archbishop was fit, like Nkurunziza and John Pombe Magufuli. You could look at the energy he used to address his audiences almost on a daily basis.
During his tenure in Kasana- Luweero, Lwanga usually dug using a hand hoe for hours. Those close to him then have told me that the bishop wanted to be an example to the sheep in the Catholic Church and the common man across Luweero.
He has been a good shepherd who even remained vocal as politicians paid by the tax payer feared to talk in the run up to the January, 14 elections.
He, about five years ago, told close friends that he would fill the country’s prisons with corrupt officials in the country if he was president.
He said hanging a government official who was a thief was Godly.
Some people have (while in hiding with veiled faces) said that Lwanga supported a young man who is a catholic to succeed darling Museveni. It is true.
It is really sad that instead of succumbing to Covid-19 that kills thousands on a daily basis, prominent Africans are here dying from heart diseases.
We are hard workers. He was just 68 years of age. A man as responsible as Lwanga deserves not to die in such isolation with nobody around, to listen to him as he makes his final will.
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was a friend to many. He believed that a religious man or woman, diligently seeking his God would access heaven. Lwanga advised all people to work and pray to succeed.
He was not a politician as some say. Dr. Lwanga loved Uganda and like any intelligent man, he thought it unnecessary for an independent country with millions of educated and able thinkers to be led by one man for decades.
He spoke as he wished to the extent of urging Ugandans to pick red coffee instead of the yellow cash crop on the election day.
He spoke to God. He (perhaps) knew it that his days on earth were numbered. He knew it in himself that people die even if they speak or fear and remain silent.
Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga died of a heart attack as official medical reports say but, like those who die in war, he is no more.
This week on Thursday, he will be buried.
No opposition men and women should rejoice. Neither should those in the ruling party.
The servant was called to act and say in the exact manner in which he did when he was alive. He should rest in eternal peace.