The World Council of Churches (WCC) is shocked by the recent suicide bombings in the Kampala, for which the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group has reportedly claimed responsibility. On 16 November 2021, suicide bombers attacked and killed three people and injured over 33 others in two blast in Kampala, Uganda.

The WCC joins the churches and all peace-loving people in Uganda and around the world in condemning in the strongest terms these senseless attacks and killings, and calls on the government of Uganda to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice. The government must do everything possible to deliver on its responsibility for the protection of lives and properties of its people. It is especially tragic that this happened at a time when Ugandan people are suffering from so many different challenges, including hunger, poverty, economic hardship and the COVID-19 pandemic.

I convey my sincere condolences on behalf of the worldwide WCC fellowship of churches to the families of those who lost their lives, and prayers for God’s divine healing and the full recovery of those who were injured as result of this atrocity.

The WCC affirms its solidarity and support to the churches and people of Uganda as they seek justice, peace and human dignity and rights in Uganda. We pray that they may experience the presence and the love of God even in the midst of these challenges.

Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca
Acting general secretary
World Council of Churches