Top on the accusations against Sheikh Irumba was the allegation that he forged a minute of the Regional College of Sheikhs meeting in Fort portal that he used in the failed dismissal of Bunyoro District Kadhi Sheikh, Ashraf Kugonza last year.
Muhammed Irumba, the Bunyoro-Tooro Muslim Regional Kadhi has been impeached for
alleged gross misconduct. Sheikh Irumba was impeached by the Joint Session Committee
of Bunyoro-Tooro Muslim region on a string of accusations levelled against him
by Muslim leaders in the region.
The Joint Session Committee of Bunyoro-Tooro Muslim region-BTMR comprises
Kadhis from districts in the region and their Executive committees. The committee
is charged with among other things disciplining errant workers under Bunyoro-Tooro
Top on the accusations against Sheikh Irumba was the allegation that he forged
a minute of the Regional College of Sheikhs meeting in Fort portal that he used
in the failed dismissal of Bunyoro District
Kadhi Sheikh, Ashraf Kugonza last year.
Irumba was also accused of failing to plan, supervise and oversee the development
of Muslim activities in Bunyoro-Tooro Muslim region using the principles of
natural justice as he is obliged by guideline 3.0.6 of the Regional guide on his
He was also condemned
for having paid damages to the Imam of Hoima mosque Sheikh Shuaibu Adam Ntegeka
whom he had unlawfully dismissed without following due process and destruction
of the Imam’s house in a court case vide Misc cause No.013 of 2020.
The regional Kadhi was also accused of adamantly ignoring
his duty to oversee the smooth running of the Regional Council’s organs and
committees in the region as required of him under duty 3.1.4 of the regional
He also faulted for mischievously obtaining documentation to Kyarushesha
Mosque land in Kikuube district, which he wanted to use to obtain a loan with
interest from Centenary bank Hoima branch on contravention of Sharia as clearly
stated in the regional guide.
Abdallah Majid Bagonza, the Chairperson Bunyoro-Tooro Muslim region confirmed
to Uganda Radio Network the impeachment of Sheikh Irumba, saying it was a
result of numerous complaints levelled against him.
//Cue in: “Members
Cue out:…Ya regional Kadhi,”//
He has been replaced by Sheik Galibu Talib, the Kadhi Tooro Muslim in an acting capacity
until further notice. Sheikh Irumba dismissed the allegations levelled
against him, saying they are baseless and aimed at tarnishing his image in the
He vowed never at any one point to hand over office to anybody, saying
those who claim to have impeached him don’t have the mandate to do so.
//Cue in;” Nyaraira Abantu bona…
Cue out… Mufti ya Uganda.”//
Irumba was sworn in as the Bunyoro-Tooro Regional Kadhi on February 1, 2019, at
Bwikya hill in Hoima City. Bunyoro-Tooro Muslim region comprises Hoima, Kiryandogo,
Buliisa, Masindi, Kikuube, Kagadi, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kyegegwa, Kasese, Kabarole,
Kyenjojo districts among others.