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District Kadhi, Sheikh Abdu Akim Juma has asked Muslims in his area to
comply with government directives on congregational prayers as they continue
lobbying government to relax the measures.
prayer places, President, Yoweri Museveni issued a set of guidelines to avoid
Covid19 transmission. These included among others restricting the number of
worshippers to 70 to allow for social distancing, provision of temperature guns
However, some religious and political leaders have
repeatedly asked the government to revise the guidelines to allow more people to
The Kasese Kadhi, Sheikh Abdu Akim Juma, says there is need for the worshippers to first
comply with the set guidelines before pushing the government to ease the
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He, however, says it would be wise for government to limit the number of worshippers depending on the size of the prayer house.
Sheikh Juma explains that
unlike other religious denominations that can organize different services,
Muslims can’t have different Friday congregational prayers in the same mosque.
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Zainabu Hassan, a Muslim faithful in Kasese, says despite her wish to
attend congregational prayers, she always finds the gate closed because of the
She, however, says adherence to the restrictions is the only tool
that will influence the government to fully open prayer places.