Muslim Allegedly Kills His Mother for Accepting Christ

Convert described assault before succumbing to injuries.

Sawuba Naigaga succumbed to her injuries on Dec. 17, 2023 in eastern Uganda. (Morning Star News)

Sawuba Naigaga succumbed to her injuries on Dec. 17, 2023 in eastern Uganda. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Before Sawuba Naigaga succumbed to injuries her 25-year-old son inflicted on her in Uganda this month, she described the assault to a friend from her hospital bed.

The friend said Naigaga’s son, Ashirafu Basalirwa, returned home to Busia town, Busia District from four years of working in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 15 and found his mother mentioning the name of Jesus as she prayed.

“As I was praying with my eyes closed, my son called me, saying ‘Mum, Mum – you are becoming a disgrace to the family and the religion of Allah,’” the 46-year-old Naigaga told her friend before she died on Dec. 17. “I kept quiet, and he pushed me hard to the wall, then I fell down. He then took a blunt object and hit me at the head. Since then, I lost all my consciousness, only to find myself in the hospital bed.”

The friend said she had told Naigaga the gospel and led her to Christ.

“I preached the Good News of Jesus to Sawuba, who gave her life to Christ in 2022,” said the friend, whose name is withheld for security reasons. “We had been attending church. One thing which I know is that she kept her faith silent from her family members, including her son.”

Basalirwa had gone to Saudi Arabia to look for employment after graduating from an Islamic university in Uganda, the friend said.

She found Naigaga the day of the assault.

“I ran to Sawuba’s home after hearing wailing from her house and an alarm from neighbors,” the friend recalled. “I dashed quickly to the scene, and I found her in a pool of blood but in an unconscious state. We rushed her to a nearby hospital, but she breathed her last breath after two days on Dec. 17 due to internal bleeding.”

Basalirwa has fled and is in hiding, sources said.

Besides her son, Naigaga is survived by a daughter.

The killing was the latest of many instances of persecution of Christians in Uganda that Morning Star News has documented.

Uganda’s constitution and other laws provide for religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. Muslims make up no more than 12 percent of Uganda’s population, with high concentrations in eastern areas of the country. 

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  1. Bro. Nick Nicholas says

    I am a Biblical “Christian” (Acts 11:26 ~ Romans 10:8-13 ~ Ephesians 4:4-6 ~AV~KJV) who is so very-very-very thankful unto “”the LORD JEHOVAH” (Isaiah 26:3-4 ~AV) for all of “my brethren” “in Christ Jesus our Lord” all around the world who actually pray for all of “our brethren” all around the world
    – For we truly do “believeth” in “the words of truth” that are written unto “us” in Ephesians 6:10-20 [AV]
    – and “it is written” about Biblical “prayers” in Verses :
    [17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
    [18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
    ~~~> 1 Samuel 12:23 ~ Luke 21:36 ~ Colossians 1:9 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 ~ Hebrews 13:3 [AV]
    Our “Christian” sister, Sawuba Naigaga in Uganda was recently murdered by her biological son who has chosen to be a devout follower of the religion of Mohammedanism
    – and “the words of truth” are written about Mohammedanism in 1 John 2:19 [AV] :
    Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
    ~~~> Titus 2:11-15 ~ 1 Peter 1:13 [AV]
    How personally thankful I am for all of “my brethren” “in Christ Jesus our Lord” who are spiritually led by “the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost” (John 14:6, 26 ~AV) to pray Biblically “the words of truth” that are written unto “us” in 1 Timothy, Chapter 2 [AV] :
    [1] I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
    [2] For kings, and for all that are in authority;
    that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
    [3] For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    [4] Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    [5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
    [6] Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
    – And how thankful “my brethren” who live in countries all around the world are for “the words of truth” that are written unto “us” in 1 John, Chapter 3 [AV] :
    [13] Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
    [14] We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
    [15] Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

  2. Truly lovely religion. And so peaceful, too.

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