By Male Marvin
Rubaga, Kampala – One of the top Islamic leaders in Kireka, Kampala on Thursday night walked right into a Born-again Church located in Rubaga, removed his shoes as he drew closer to the altar, and expressed his desire to give his life to Christ.
Sheik Muhayideni Siraje Kakooza, a resident of Kasokoso in Wakiso district visited Miracle Centre Catheral – Rubaga where believers gather daily and worship throughout the night during the popular revival meeting code named 77 Days of Glory (D.O.Gs).
“I have come to get saved,” Sheikh Kakooza told the Church founding Pastor, Robert Kayanja.
Sheikh Kakooza said he was daily leading Muslims in prayer at Masjid Hussein.
“If they want to chase me, let them do so. I have decided to receive Jesus,” he remarked.
Sheikh Kakooza came to the Church with documents that prove he is a Quran scholar and certified Imam. He explained that he has gained nothing from practicing Islam.
“I have suffered for a long time and need my life to ascend. For the time I have led you in prayer (referring to the muslim community in Kireka) I don’t mind if you chase me. Let me die with Jesus. I have read the entire Quran but it has not helped me,” he said.
According to the national census of 2014, Christians of all denominations comprised 85 percent of Uganda’s population. 13.7 percent of Ugandans adhered to Islam.
Miracle Centre Catheral – Rubaga has in the last two years reported several conversions from Islam to Christianity. Just recently, Abdul Karim commonly known as ‘musujja gwa balokole’ gave his life to Christ, parading all his wives before the Ministry for the same cause.
Like Paul in the Bible, the Church said this gentleman took lead in opposing Christianity and always seized an opportunity to debate against the the Bible believing Christians.
“Only Jesus can change, deliver and transform such people. With his wives, Abdul made his way to the 77 D.O.Gs and publicly accepted Christ as the Son of God and that there’s no other God but Yahweh and his only son Jesus Christ, the saviour of the whole world. Today, he’s a preacher of the Gospel leading many to Christ, to the Glory of God,” the Church said in a statement then.