Janani Jakaliya Luwum was the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1974 to 1977 and one of the most influential leaders of the modern church in Africa. He was arrested in February 1977 and died shortly after. Although the official account describes a car crash, it is generally accepted that he was murdered on the orders of then-President Idi Amin Dada. Ugandans commemorate his life every 16th of February. The president of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni declared it a public holiday last year 2015. Ugandans will always honour this day to reminiscence Luwums deeds. The Church of Uganda has organised this day to be celebrated in form of thanksgiving and also praying for peace ahead of Presidential elections. Ugandans remember his message of truth, unity and respect for one another.  The Church will mark 40 years after his death and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will be the chief celebrant.

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