National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) has called for a thorough investigation into the death of the Head of Dawa in Uganda, Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte.
Muzaata passed away yesterday Friday at the Kampala International Hospital where he had been admitted.
Bobi Wine while speaking at the funeral prayers for the deceased at the Kibuli Mosque; without providing the basis for his suspicion, said there were questions that needed to be answered about the death of the vocal cleric.
“Forgive me my brothers but we are inspired by Muzaata to speak the truth even if it sometimes angers the powers that be,” he said.
“I know that there are many people here and out there who have questions in their hearts about the death of Muzaata. I do have respect to his family, but I know that they are trying to be disciplined. Perhaps they have already received a phone call telling them to remain calm.”
“I think that a report on an extraordinary person like Sheikh Muzaata should be out by now.”
Bobi Wine went on site difference cases of Muslims whom he said had died suspiciously and reports about their deaths never came out.
These he said included the late Muhammad Kirumira, his driver Yasin Kawuma as well as a number of Muslim clerics.
“The authorities may be think that condolences or money or a phone call can wipe away the pain in their hearts,” he said.
One of the family members Musa Kakembo, while speaking at the funeral said doctors did all they could to save Muzaata’s life.
“He was not very sick for a long time. He had lived with his hypertension and diabetes, but recently he started complaining of pain in the joints and we took him to hospital.”
“The doctors did all they could and we often discussed what kind of treatment he needed with the doctors, and everything that could be done for him was done,” he said.
Mourners during the prayer praised Sheikh Muzaata for fighting fearlessly for Islam in the country and speaking to authority.
The prayers were attended by hundreds of Muslims as well as representatives from the Central Government and the Government of Buganda.