Saint Paul's Voice Centre of Uganda: A Human Rights Organization
Saint Paul's Voice Centre (SPAVOC) is aiming, together with other organisations, national and international, to fight against LGBT discrimination in Uganda and the rest of the world.We are the voice for the voiceless and a human right defender and Christian organization based in Uganda. We support equality, access to health care and AIDS/HIV Prevention materials and services. We are committed to supporting the Ugandan LGBTI community here and abroad by documenting need for asylum, safe haven, and equality.
The Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukajanga was our founder and executive director.
There are confirmed reports from Pastor Atwine that the Reverend Patrick Leuben Mukajanga of Saint Paul's Voice Centre of Uganda has died in a motor accident. This status will be updated with information as it is made available. I am shocked and dismayed at this terrible news and the tremendous loss it is to the community of human rights activists. Rev. Patrick was my closest friend.
"I am informed that it was almost clocking to 21:00hrs at night and Leuben was rushing home before the curfew time that starts at 21:00hrs when the car that he was traveling in got an accident and Being the curfew time there was no help that was got first until the police patrol found out the accident scene.
Unfortunately three occupants had already lost their lives.
Some detailed facts about how Patrick passed on. He died in a motorcycle accident. He was riding heading home from Ibanda town, trying to beat the curfew, and he had a head on collision with another motorcycle carrying 3 people. All the 4 passed on.
These included Rev.Patrick Leuben Mukjaanga."
Rest in Power, Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukajanga. You were a faithful servant of your Lord, Jesus Christ, may you lean on His everlasting arms and watch over us your community, your family, and your country.
There will be a funeral and a vigil and the updated information on that will be shared here.
Patrick Leuben Mukajanga will be buried Sunday at 10 AM Ugandan time, in Ibanda district, Uganda.
The Poet-Activist and Friend of Saint Paul's Voice Centre of Uganda, Roberto Malini wrote a poem in memory of The Reverend Patrick Leuben Mukajanga.
And You Haven’t Changed
by Roberto Malini
In memory of my brother Patrick Leuben Mukajanga
Where are you, Patrick?
I don’t see you, but I know where you are.
You have risen up and you’re on your way, as always.
You walk and fly,
as you do every day,
towards Heaven that is beckoning you
with its silvery voice,
and it is a child.
His smile halts time
and his questions,
the thousand questions of a child
await your reply,
which is Love.
And you haven’t changed.
Your feet are love.
Your hands are love.
Your thoughts, your journey
So I ask you, brother,
to go on living
in Heaven and in us,
because there is no loss, there is no farewell
when we are still united by love.
Leeds University's Dr. Barbara Bompani's statement by SERENE Project In Memoriam for The Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukjanga:
Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukajanga reading Poems from
Everyone Group and Roberto Malini for the generous donation!
Executive Director, and Founder:
The Reverend Patrick Leuben Mukajanga