Kisitu, who is one of the suspects in police custody, claims that the mosque stands on the six acres of land belonging to his late father, Damyano Mukasa. However, Sheikh Saziri Lumala, says that they built the mosque on part of the land donated by Abdul Karim Ddumba who bought it at Shillings 20M.
Mukono Division Police has arrested four suspects accused of raiding a newly built community mosque in Buyuki village in Nama Sub-county with
intentions of demolishing it. The Division
Police Commander, Ismail Kifudde and Resident District Commissioner, Fatuma Ndisaba
swung into action to save the mosque after receiving a call from the Kadhi Mukono District, Sheikh Saziri Lumala.
Kifudde has identified the suspects as Edward Kisitu, Joachim
Lukyamuzi, Abdu Kato and Ambrose Kiconco. The four were part of over twenty youths who had cordoned off the mosque armed
with machetes, spears, sticks and hoes.
other suspects managed to get away from the scene. Police have charged the
suspects with malicious damage vide SD85/16/08/2021. By the time police arrived at the mosque, the suspects had slashed bananas and coffee plantations, coffee and cassava among others.
Kisitu, who is one of the suspects in police
custody, claims that the mosque stands on the six acres of land belonging to his late father, Damyano Mukasa. However, Sheikh Saziri Lumala, says that they built the mosque on
part of the land donated by Abdul Karim
Ddumba who bought it at
Ddumba explains that he was initially a kibanja holder on the contested land, which he occupied for 49 years and later paid off the late Mukasa. He, however, says that Mukasa died
before they could finalise the paperwork.
//Cue in: “Nga tumaze okwegula…
Cue out: … ebintu byange, ankolako effujjo.”//
“I paid the money to the landlord to get the
title. But during the COVID 19 lockdown, I received Edward Kisitu who claimed
to be the owner of the land that he was the heir to the late Mukasa who was the
Mukono Resident District Commissioner, Fatuma Ndisaba has tasked Kifudde to provide security to the mosque and other
property on the land. She advised the warring parties
to let the court process run its course.
//Cue in: “Nsazeewo ne ndagira…
Cue out: … ekituufu n’ekitali kituufu.”//
“I have asked the DPC to provide security and
avoid the panga wielding gangs from causing insecurity here. It’s unfortunate
that the divisions among the two parties have put the community mosque at