A Newly converted Christian lady was admitted at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital early this after her father, who is a Muslim leader (Imam), burnt her for leaving Islam to go to a Christian church.
Kyomuhendo Rehema explains that she heard a gospel of salvations in March 2020, following her travel from Mbarara to Mbale districts, where she had accompanied her father, sheikh Hussein Byaruhanga Husain.
Two of them stayed at her aunt’s place, Nawuyo village, in Mbale districts.
At about 10 p.m on May 4, Rehema had a lengthy discussion about the Christian faith with a colleague who introduced her by her aunt .
“She explained to me about Christ and the way of salvation, and I got convicted and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior,” Kyomuhendo says.
“As she was sharing Christ with me, I was so overjoyed, and my father heard my joy and woke up, came from his bedroom furiously and started beating me up with blows, slaps, and kicks,” she adds.
Sheikh Hussein Byaruhanga also confronted her sister, telling her that his daughter had converted to Christianity and that therefore he was going to kill her
Report has it That on Thursday Shiekh “quickly broke a jerrican, lit the pieces of it with fuel and began burning Rehema.”
According to the report, Kyomuhendo screamed for help, and her aunt got out of bed and shielded her from her father.
“She carried her outside of the room together with a Christian neighbor who arrived,” reports. “The neighbor arranged for a taxi-van that took her to a hospital, and she got immediate treatment.”
Kyomuhendo is expected to remain at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for more than a month with severe burns on her leg, stomach, rib area, near her neck, and on the part of her back.
Kyomuhendo and the neighbor have not reported the assault to the police for fear that her father might try to kill her.