Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson, said security teams had gone to arrest Kirevu after getting information that he was recruiting people to join the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF, a rebel movement based in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has been accused of being behind the recent spate of bombings in Kampala.
The body of
Sheikh Abbas Muhammad Kirevu who was killed by security operatives has finally been
handed over to the family after two days by police.
Sheikh Kirevu who has been
the Imam of Masjid Jamia Gangu a resident of Gangu B in Busabala-Makindye
Ssabagabo Division, Wakiso District, was gunned down in Katereke-Nsangi Kyengera Township, at one
of his homes in the wee-hours of Thursday.
After his killing, Police said Sheikh Kirevu was killed by the
joint counter terror task teams when he violently tried to resist arrest, forcing security
to put him out of action .
Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson, said security teams had gone to
arrest Kirevu after getting information that he was recruiting people to join
the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF, a rebel movement based in the Democratic
Republic of Congo which has been accused of being behind the recent spate of
bombings in Kampala.
Police had declined to
handover the body to the family for burial arrangements, saying some processes were to be followed.
Ibrahim Abas Ayubu Kirevu a brother to
the deceased, told Uganda Radio Network at the mortuary moments after receiving the body, that they were informed that they had to get two letters from the Kateleke-Nsangi zone chairperson, and another one by Area DPC also approved by Police Pathologist Dr Moses Byaruhanga
who was not available the entire of Friday.
He says they waited until they received a call from Dr Byaruhanga, informing them to pick the body without even presenting the letters they were asked at first that frustrated their earlier burial
//Cue in: “batutambuza olunaku lwona …
Cue… gabatugamba nti.”//
however, she says four other family members are still being held by security in unknown places including the deceased’s two wives.
//Cue in: “Tetumany wetuli…
Cue… nekakati okwelalikirila.”//
Umaru Sebayiga, an uncle to the deceased, disputes security claims that their
son was part of the rebel groups that is bombing Kampala. He questions why a
suspect in handcuffs was gruesomely murdered.
//Cue in: “neta omuntu nga…
Cue… tebasose kunnyeleza.”//
In pain, Ayubu Kirevu questions why security
agencies arrest and then kill someone before conducting thorough investigations on suspects.
//Cue in: “muganda
Cue… tabangako wadde.”//
to family, Sheick Abbas Muhammad Kirevu will be laid to rest today at Nkowe Muslim
cemetery in Wakiso District along Hoima Road.