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Police chief Omalla turns 'preacher' during prayersPublish Date: Jan 02, 2014
Police chief Omalla turns 'preacher' during prayers
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Omalla preaches during the New Year prayers at Nakivubo Stadium. PHOTO/Ronnie Kijjambu
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By John Agaba

KAMPALA - Sam Omalla, the Kampala North Police operations commander, stole the show at the celebrations to usher in the New Year at Nakivubo stadium, attended by thousands.

The prayers were organised by Bishop David Kiganda of the Christianity Focus Ministries. It all started when Kiganda, who was the host Bishop asked the Police to go to the stage to be blessed.

Sam Omalla is renowned in the city for dispersing riots and blocking opposition politicians from holding protests.

The bishop did not know that ‘the hunter was about to be hunted’. Yes, he introduced Omalla, laid hands on him, and blessed him. But after receiving the blessing, the Policeman did not leave the stage.

Rather, he asked the Bishop if he could give him the microphone so that he could also preach. The Bishop did not see any problem with giving the Police commander a microphone, after all this was a night of prayer; children of God were praying to their father.

When Omalla got the microphone, it was as if the power of the Holy Spirit had suddenly descended on him. He caused much excitement among the crowd than bishop Kiganda had managed to cause.


Bishop David Kiganda looked on, amazed, as Omalla preached. He later blessed him. PHOTOs/Ronnie Kijjambu

Speaking in Luganda, Omalla said: “I am who I am because of Jesus. I do what I do because of Jesus.”

This caused much excitement murmurs amongst the congre gation. Some started to whisper among themselves saying “Do you also tear gas people on behalf of Jesus?”

But Omalla did not relent. He ‘preached’ on — majestically, and emphatically, and with such force in his voice like pastors do.

Bishop Kiganda looked on amazed. When the people were getting used to the Police commander turned preacher, he suddenly shouted, “Praise the Lord” and handed back the microphone to Bishop Kiganda.

It took Kiganda some time to calm the excited crowd. He called Omalla back and blessed him again. Kiganda prayed for him that 2014 comes with more ‘stones’ or insignia for him.

Kiganda prophesied peace and prosperity in 2014. He said there will be less strife, less hunger and less poverty this year.

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