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Late Bishop Bakyenga’s Alleged Daughter Remanded for Defrauding Public Members

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A woman who has been masquerading as a biological daughter to the Late Bishop Paul Bakyenga has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrates Court Mbarara, on charges of Obtaining Money by False Pretence, Forgery and Uttering False documents.

 

Asiimwe Annah who was arrested by police after investigations by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit appeared before the court on Monday, 10th June 2024 and was remanded to prison until 9th July, 2024.

 

According to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, Asiimwe while pretending to be the biological daughter of the Late Bishop Bakyenga, fraudulently obtained millions of shillings from a number of victims in the guise of transferring the Late Bishop’s properties into their names.

 

The suspect forged share certificates from MTN, World Bank, and letters purported to be from the Late and the catholic church showing that the Bishop had shares in World bank, MTN, Ford motors and several petrol stations which was not true.

 

Bishop Paul Kamuza Bakyenga, the Archbishop Emeritus of Mbarara passed away at 79- years of age on 18th July, 2023 at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala.

 

Bishop Bakyenga being a Catholic Prelate is expected not to have had any child since priesthood is Celibate.

 

Archbishop Bakyenga was born in Bumbaire, Igara, Bushenyi district in 1944. He dedicated his life to a distinguished career in the clergy, serving as a priest for 52 years and as a bishop for 34 years. He was ordained as a priest in Mbarara in 1971 at the age of 27. Later, at the age of 44, he was appointed the Coadjutor Bishop of Mbarara, positioning him to succeed Bishop John Baptist Kakubi.

 

In 1991, when Bishop Kakubi resigned at the age of 61, Archbishop Bakyenga assumed the role of Bishop of Mbarara. Under his leadership, the Mbarara Diocese was elevated to an archdiocese in 1999, and he became its first Archbishop. He was responsible for overseeing the Western ecclesiastical province, which covers the dioceses of Hoima, Fort Portal, Kasese, and Kabale.

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