A 23-year-old woman has pinned Pastor Augustine Yiga with accusations of rape and defilement. She also says that he impregnated her.

Revival Church Kawala owner, Pastor Yiga was arrested and detained on Friday at Kawempe Division Police headquarters after he went to record a statement about the accusations that he raped one of his followers.

This followed accusations by Angel Ainembabazi who accused Yiga of sexually assaulting her when she went to him for spiritual redemption.

She noted that she joined his church at the age of fifteen in 2014, the same year the pastor impregnated her.

When I reached at Yiga’s church, he told me that bondages upon my life were too much and I needed a special cleansing prayer… After missing my menstrual periods for four months, I realized that I was pregnant. At the time, I had moved to South Sudan and started working in the home of a governor in one of the states. I was teaching his children at home.


Ainembabazi stressed that when she revealed the news to the pastor, he simply laughed at her and told her not to worry. Whenever she called thereafter, she could not reach the pastor as his aides always picked the phone.

She resorted to returning to Uganda and went to the village where she gave birth from and has managed to raise her child until now.

My child has grown and he is at school studying. He resembles his father and we are going for DNA test to prove that the boy belongs to Yiga

Amidst the chaos following Yiga’s arrest, members of his church stormed Kawempe Police Station on Saturday to demand for his release.

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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