Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Faults Muslim Clerics Killings, Blames ADF

President Museveni addresses Muslims who turned up for the Iftar dinner at State House Entebbe on Thursday /PHOTO COURTESY PPU

President Museveni addresses Muslims who turned up for the Iftar dinner at State House Entebbe on Thursday /PHOTO COURTESY PPU
President Museveni addresses Muslims who turned up for the Iftar dinner at State House Entebbe on Thursday /PHOTO COURTESY PPU
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has faulted the recent killings of Muslim clerics on allegations of being linked to Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Speaking at Entebbe State Hiuse during Iftar dinners on Wednesday, President Museveni said he had called on President Joseph Kabila to act. President Museveni promised to meet with Muslim leaders to iron out contentious issues.

Muslim leadership in Uganda through Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajjehad made a petition to the President raising concerns of killing of Muslim leaders in Uganda.

Sheikh Mubajje cited the killing of Muslim clerics as injustice asking the president to intervene on the Muslim rotting in jail without fair trial.

Among key jailed Muslim leaders include, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga the leader of Tabliq sect and others are on trial over the murder of Muslim clerics including Sheikh Mustafa Bahiiga at Bwebajja on Entebbe Road and Sheikh Abdulkadir Muwaya in Mayuge District.

The President blamed the recent killing of Muslim leaders citing on the weakness of the judicial systems and use of ‘jungle law’ blaming on the a rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

President Museveni also promised to build a theological college for Muslim community to help curtail the wrangles.

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