The Church of Uganda has urged the public that a man by the name of Erich Kasirye is masquerading as the Anglican Chaplain of KCCA and uses that self-appointed title to publish false stories about the Church of Uganda.
The Provincial Secretary of the Church of Uganda, sounded the warning to the public in a statement issued on Tuesday saying, “I would like to make it very clear that the Church of Uganda has never appointed a Chaplain to KCCA. Kampala Diocese has not appointed a Chaplain to KCCA. Namirembe Diocese has not appointed a Chaplain to KCCA.”
It adds, “When we contacted KCCA, we were told, “We don’t know any Chaplain on the staff of KCCA, and definitely don’t know Erich Kasirye.”
Erich Kasirye was originally ordained in Busoga Diocese and later transferred to Namirembe Diocese.
However, Namirembe Diocese no longer considers him to be a priest of the Diocese. The Diocesan Secretary said, “We don’t have any dealing with that person. He is no longer a priest of Namirembe Diocese.”
Kasirye has long been associated with the defrocked 2nd Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, Christopher Ssenyonjo, known for his active support of LGBTQ activities. (Ssenyonjo was defrocked in 2008 for presiding at a consecration as “Bishop” of a rebel priest into a non-existent denomination.) Kasirye worked with Ssenyonjo in his LGBTQ support organization because of the funding he got and, presumably, because he believed in the LGBTQ cause.
“Erich Kasirye is not an official spokesperson for the Church of Uganda. He is not a Communications Officer for the Church of Uganda. He was never appointed a Canon by any Bishop or Diocese in the Church of Uganda. He is a self-appointed Canon, and a self-appointed Chaplain to KCCA,” the statement adds.
Erich Kasirye has a long history of deception and lack of integrity. The Church of Uganda distances herself from anything he says or writes, and urges the public to not believe the lies he prints.