Ntagali’s woes deepen

“Your unbecoming, sinful, and unlawful conducts have occasioned on our client general damages to wit – loss of dignity, marriage breakdown, stress, trauma, embarrassment, loss of privacy, loss of his job as a lecturer at Bishop Bahram University College and minimal chances of rising in the clergy ranks,” partly reads the April 26, letter to Ntagali.

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Hardly a week after making a public apology for committing adultery, the former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali’s troubles are not over yet.

His confession at Namirembe cathedral on April 22, 2021, during the 60th anniversary of Church of Uganda’s self governance, is up to haunt him.

Rev. Christoper Tugumehabwe, the man whose wife, Ntagali had a secret affair with, intends to use the church recordings of the Ntagali confession to support his demand for Shs 500 million in general damages.

Tugumehabwe claims that through his acts of adultery, Ntagali sired a child from his wife, Judith Tukamuhabwa.

The allegations are contained in a letter to Ntagali from Bikangaso & Co. Advocates, the firm that is representing Tugumehabwe in a divorce suit his estranged wife Tukamuhabwa filed before the Chief Magistrate’s court in Kabale.

Tukamuhabwa filed for divorce on December 8, 2020, a week before their second wedding anniversary.

Tugumehabwe claims that Tukamuhabwa filed for divorce on Ntagali’s advice, and that, Ntagali’s intrusion into his marriage also cost him his job as lecturer of religious studies at Bishop Barham University College (BBUC) in the Diocese of Kigezi.

Tugumehabwe’s lawyer, Erasmus Nabimanya says that his client has video and audio evidence of Ntagali admitting and apologizing through the media to have committed the offense of adultery with Tukamuhabwa. 

The lawyer says that Ntagali’s sinful conduct caused Tugumehabwe’s loss of dignity, stress, trauma embarrassment, and privacy. 

“Your unbecoming, sinful, and unlawful conducts have occasioned on our client general damages to wit – loss of dignity, marriage breakdown, stress, trauma, embarrassment, loss of privacy, loss of his job as a lecturer at Bishop Bahram University College and minimal chances of rising in the clergy ranks,” partly reads the April 26, letter to Ntagali. 

Tugumehabwe is thus demanding for Shs 500 million from the former Archbishop as general damages plus another Shs 30 million as costs he incurred in the divorce case No. 5/2020.

Tugumehabwe also wants Ntagali to formally apologise to him within 14 days or be dragged before a court. 

The letter was copied to the sitting Archbishop, Rt. Rev. Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu. 

Efforts to get a comment from Ntagali were futile as he could not pick our reporter’s phone calls. 


Ntagali’s adultery scandal became public in January this year when Archbishop Kazimba suspended him from performing priestly duties noting that the act is as immoral as homosexuality and that they cannot shy away from their commitment to moral standards.   

Ntagali served as 8th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda until March 1, 2020, on clocking the mandatory retirement age of 65. Before his election as Archbishop in 2012, Ntagali served as Bishop of Masindi-Kitara Diocese between 2004 and 2012. 

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