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Arrested after flogging self-proclaimed Ugandan ‘prophet’ believer

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A self-proclaimed “prophet” is shown ordering his followers to be flogged in front of the church.

Kintu Dennis was charged with 18 counts of trafficking, assault and promoting sectarianism, according to police. (Facebook/Prophecy Kintu)

A self-proclaimed Ugandan ‘prophet’ has been remanded to prison after a widely shared online video showed him flogging members of his church.

Kintu Dennis, 42, of Hoima Empowerment Church International, orders his followers to be flogged in front of the church.

The video began circulating on Thursday, showing followers presenting themselves before being punched in the back and buttocks.

The congregation watched as devotees were beaten while soft piano music played in the background.

Victims have also drawn heavy criticism on social media where users accuse them of blindly following so-called prophets and being lazy to read the Bible on their own.

The incident sparked outrage from Ugandans who prompted authorities to intervene.

“Recently, Pastor Kintu Dennis, who appeared in a viral media clip of beating a believer with a magical blessed stick at his church in Hoima, was arrested and charged with 18 human trafficking charges related to trafficking, assault, and promoting sectarianism. has been charged with,” police wrote. tweet.

Police searched his church and recovered three sticks suspected of being used to beat believers.

A so-called prophet told investigators he was giving a demonstration of how Jesus treated people he found selling goods in a church.

Uganda has several evangelical churches, but they are unregulated and many are run by self-proclaimed men and women of God.

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Source: AA

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