Grief and shock rocked the gospel and music fraternity this afternoon when news started filtering in that gospel artistes Richy and Phila Kaweesa had lost their father pastor Steven Kaweesa in a terrible accident.
Pastor Steven Kaweesa of Yesu Akwagala church who worked at the Uganda Christian Outreach Ministries (UCOM)/World Outrreach Missionaries Foundation (WOMF) in Seguku died on the spot this evening together with two American missionaries Pastors Ed Pohlreich and Scott Volz he was travelling with along Entebbe road this morning.
According to eye witnesses, the pastors perished after the vehicle – a Prado TX registration No. UAN 413Kthey were travelling in veered off the road and crashed into a piece of metal scrap that smashed them from the roof of the car leaving them with no change of escape and survival.
Besides Richy and Phila (real names Philip Kaweesa), the late pastor Steven Kawesa was also father to pastor Isaac Kaweesa and four others. By press time, many friends and family members were sending their condolence messages as they await burial arrangements.
“We are sad to announce the death of our beloved Pastors and members of the WOMF board. Pastor Stephen Kaweesa, Scott Volz and Ed Pohlreich . We will be informing you as the news get in. May their souls rest in peace,” reads a message on Seguku Worship Center facebook page.
We’ll keep you informed about the details of funeral and burial arrangements as they come.May the souls of the departed rest in peace!