Dr Jjemba, a lecturer of Religion and Peace, told the International Crimes Division of the High Court ICD that tension within the fraternity arose when Sheikh Yunus Kamoga refused to hand over the office of the Kampala District Amir.
On their way home, they kept on stopping on the way including stopping at Fuelex fuel station in Lweza. The next stop was at Bwebajja Mosque, where he left his father in the car, talking to someone on phone, while he proceeded to the mosque. But moments later he heard his father wailing. He had been shot by unknown gunmen.
Appearing as the fourth prosecution witness in a case in which 14 people are facing trial for masterminding attacks against senior Muslim clerics across the country, Dr Moses Byaruhanga told court that the killers were at a close range of 100cm or less.
According to an amended charge sheet, the 14 suspects and others still at large are accused of indiscriminately involving themselves in the attempted murder or attack on Ssonko Najib, Bahiga Mustapha, Umar Swadiq, Ibrahim Hassan Kirya, Mahamood Kibaate, Haruna Jemba and Omulangira Kassim Nakibinge.
Prosecution alleges that Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, the leader of the Tabligh sect and others, directed systematic attacks against Shia and Tabligh Muslims, in a wave of attacks in which several clerics were killed.
Through their lawyers, Fred Muwema and Ladislaus Rwakafuzi, the suspect claim, that they are often picked up from Luzira government prison where they are on remand by Police Officers and dragged before Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police to write statements implicating Kamoga and Dr. Kiyingi.
Fred Enanga, the Uganda Police spokesperson says Mukulu is still being held by Police because of his high profile nature and the amount of information that he can avail Police to help track down and eliminate ADF rebels.
Joan Kagezi, the lead prosecutor in the trial of suspects of the July 2010 twin bombing in Kampala was shot dead by two men riding a motocycle on Monday evening in Kiwatule. She was due to present the main state witness in the trial of suspects in the bombings of the Ethiopian Village Restaurant and Kyadondo Rugby Club in which 79 people died.
Ugandan Muslims on Saturday, January 03, 2015 joined faithful across the world to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). In Kampala, the main celebrations were held at the National Mosque situated in Old Kampala and at Kibuli Mosque.
Eight men were arrested and are still being held at the Central Police Station for alleged terror links. It however remains unclear whether the arrests are connected to the murder of Sheikh Mustapha Bahiga, a Muslim cleric shot by unknown gunmen early this week.