Christians and clergy in North Kigezi Diocese are mourning the death of Bishop Rt. Rev. Benon Magezi which occurred at around 10:00 pm on Tuesday.
North Kigezi Diocesan Secretary, Rev Can Enock Karamuzi Karamuzi says that Bishop Magezi died from Mulago National Referral Hospital. He was first admitted at last week Mbarara regional referral hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
According to Karamuzi, the death of Bishop Magezi is so unfortunate because has been the fountain and a development-oriented person who shall be missed.
Rt. Rev. Goerge Bagamuhunda, Bishop of the neighboring Kigezi Diocese in Greater Kabale where North Kigezi Diocese was curved from, also described the death of Bishop Magezi as disheartening to the clergy in the diocese.
He added that Magezi will be missed for his sacrifice to preach the gospel. Bagamuhunda however expresses optimism that God will give comfort to the clergy and the deceased’s family.
Meanwhile, Rev. Fred Tumwesigye the parish priest of Kyatoko Church of Uganda in Eastern Division Rukungiri municipality described the deceased as a person who was progressive and supported different church projects and that his death has created a vacuum that will not be easily filled.
Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president, Colonel Dr Kiiza Besigye who is also a resident of Rwakabengo in Rukungiri Municipality described the death of Bishop Magezi as shocking. Besigye however believes that Magezi is in the arms of God due to his positive legacy.