According to Kifampa, Kakande and Kalungi are being punished for refusing to implicate Kamoga and heading security at Nakasero mosque respectively. He also argues that Kamoga is being punished for fostering unity and development amongst Muslims.
The International Crimes Division of the High Court has given court assessors until Tuesday next week to present their opinion on whether to convict or acquit Muslim clerics accused of terrorism, murder and crimes against humanity.
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.
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.
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.
Police this morning closed down the Masjid Noor Mosque along William Street over terrorist links. The mosque led by Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, is majorly dominated by Muslims from the Tabligh sect that emerged in Uganda to aggressively popularize the teachings of Islam.
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.