Muslim legislator sobs in church


Yumbe District Woman MP Huda Oleru on Easter Sunday left the congregation at Yumbe Catholic Parish bewildered when she sobbed during mass.

Ms Oleru is a Muslim but had joined Christians to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, when Christians began singing, the legislator began shedding tears uncontrollably.

Baffled as to what could have happened to their MP, the faithful started murmuring while others whispered to each other thinking she wanted to convert to Christianity.

Mr Naftali Olema, who sat next to the legislator, described what he saw.
“It was difficult for her to control tears when the choir started singing the Creed. She sobbed uncontrollably tears were just flowing from her eyes, everybody thought the Holy Spirit had entered her,” Mr Olema said. After mass, Ms Oleru did not give reasons for sobbing and only urged the congregation to work together to develop the district.

“I am not happy with the way some religious leaders preach in Yumbe because some end up criticising other religions instead of delivering the right message to the believers,” she said.

Ms Oleru also castigated some Muslim sects which criticise Christianity through open air preaching in the district, saying they were only promoting disunity.

The parish Curate, the Rev Fr Philip Ombaa, said unity between Christians and Muslims should be promoted for peaceful coexistence.

What act means
It is not clear how the Muslim community in the district will interpret her action since Yumbe is predominantly Muslim. Some Muslim clerics who spoke to Daily Monitor declined to comment on the matter, saying they were waiting for an official explanation from the legislator.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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