More than 80 candidates vying for the post of Kadhis in 35 Muslim districts across the country have sat both oral and written exams. The candidates were examined on their ability to recite the Koran, read, write, and mobilize the community in their area. Shiekh Mohammed Murshid Luwemba, the Secretary Religious Affairs Uganda Muslim Supreme Council says that unlike the previous years, they have decided to examine the candidate so that to be able to indentify capable people who can serve the community better.
He explains that this is part of the developments introduced by the incumbent Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje to streamline the management of Muslim affairs. He says that in addition to the oral and written examinations, the candidates have also been vetted by the college of sheikhs, which is chaired by the Mufti. Hajji Sulaiman Musana, a commissioner of the Interim electoral Commission of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, says that they decided to administer the exams to choose the best candidates.
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On Thursday, Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje and the College of Sheikhs is expected to announce the new district Kadhis. One of the candidates Abubaker Songa, a degree holder from Koboko welcomed the new vetting process for District Kadhis. Songa, who described the exercise as fair, said it is a positive step towards the development of the Muslim community. Abubaker Songa explains his role as a District Kahdi.