The Movement for The Restoration

A cult called “The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God” that was based in Uganda, was responsible for at least 778 deaths back in 2000.

Founded in 1989,five of the primary leaders were: Joseph Kibweteere, Joseph Kasapurari, John Kamagara, Dominic Kataribabo, and Credonia Mwerinde. The goals of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God were to obey the Ten Commandments and preach the word of Jesus Christ. They taught that to avoid damnation in the apocalypse, one had to strictly follow the Commandments.

I won’t go into all the accusations made against them, but they have been accused of torture, and the leaders urging their members to give their cash to them.

The main Event happened on 17 March 2000, after a failed “end of the world” prediction, the leaders called members to their compound, where shortly after the building burned down killing at least 778 members.

At first police believed this may have been a mass suicide, but later after evidence including bodies discovered at other sites, boarded up windows and a interview with a survivor they concluded it was a mass murder. The police later decided that after the failed doomsday prophecy, the leaders conspired to kill followers who had revolted.

To date at least two of the leaders Joseph Kibweteere and Credonia Mwerinde, are believed to still be at large. It’s believed at least one of them may be hiding in Malawi, but there have not been any significant updates since 2014.

It’s surprising this case doesn’t seem to be more well known given the high amount of people who died.

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