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Leaders Demand Report on Muslim Cleric Killings

Sheik Haruna Jemba, the head of the Tabligh sect expressed concern at the delays in investigating the killings and called for the intervention of the President to promote unity among Muslim factions.
06 Jul 2016 12:53
Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Nakivubo to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr

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Muslim leaders have implored government to unite Muslim factions as a way of addressing insecurities that could have resulted into the recent wave of killings targeting Muslim clerics.

The call was made during the Eid-El-Fitr prayers at Nakivubo play Ground in the Kampala city centre.

Up to twelve Muslim leaders have been killed by shooting over the last 18 months. They include, Sheik Hassan Ibrahim Kirya, Sheikh Rashid Wafula, Daktoor Abdul Qadir Muwaya, Sheik Mustafa Bahiga, Sheikh Abdul Karim Ssentamu and Hajji Abubakari Kiweewa, Yunus Abdu, Ahmed Maganda and Abdu Jawal Ssentuga among others.

Sheik Haruna Jemba, the head of the Tabligh sect expressed concern at the delays in investigating the killings and called for the intervention of the President to promote unity among Muslim factions.

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Sheik Umar Ndawula, who led the prayers, said that the Muslim community in Uganda has lost patience in waiting for the report on the killing of the Muslim clerics. He said the delay in producing the report is embarrassing.

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Ndawula also called for the promotion of good deeds among members of the Muslim community and teach the young generation to grow within a firm religious foundation.

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