Crime & Investigation

Mubajje Visits Sheikh Kamoga at Luzira Prison

CL Preliminary Round 1st Leg

Saturday February 14, buy KCC vs Cosmos De Bafia –Namboole

Kampala City Council Coach Abdallah Mubiru is sweating over the unavailability of his key midfielder Micheal Birungi as the start of the Orange African Champions League, preliminary round nears.

Birungi, a former Makerere University player, is nursing injuries after he was attacked and stabbed several times by thugs near his home on Monday night. He is currently hospitalised at Francis Hospital Nsambya in Kampala as the club monitors his situation.

The injuries could as well rule him out for the entire preliminary round according to Mubiru. “As it is, it does not look too good,” said youthful tactician.

“We took him to the hospital to get treated, we hope for the best but we are also fearing we may not have him for both the games. We hope he recovers in time at least to play part of our campaign,” added the coach.

Mubiru says Birungi would have been key to KCC’s season after the departure of fellow winger Brian Majwega and striker Brian Umony and the loss will be a massive blow to his side.

New signing Francis Olaki remains a doubt according to Mubiru who pulled a muscle in training on Tuesday.


“For Olaki, he will undergo a scan on Friday and we see the extent of the injury to make a decision.”

Nevertheless, Mubiru instead he has cover for the duo. “We still have options who I believe can still do the job.”

KCC take on the Cameroon side next Saturday at Namboole before the return match in a fortnight.
Muslim leaders led by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council head Sheikh Shaban Mubajje have on Friday  paid a courtesy call to  Tabliq Muslim sect leader Sheikh Muhamad Yunus Kamoga at Luzira Prison.

Sheikh Kamoga was last month arrested and locked up with 17 others after being charged with terrorism and murder of 2 Muslim clerics, here by Nakawa Grade one Magistrate Timothy Lumunye

Mubajje together with Nakasero mosque’s leader Yahya Mwanje, rx Sulaiman Kakeeto(Clock-Tower) and Mubarak Mugerwa (Kisenyi) paid homage to the detained Tabliq Muslim leader, a gesture that’s hoped to unite all believers.

“This is a sign of unity among all Muslims because it’s our obligation as leaders to ensure that all believers are not divided by anything. That’s why we came to visit him,” explained Mubajje as he arrived at the prison.

Journalists however, were not allowed to proceed with the Mufti inside, and he was only accompanied by a few Muslim leaders to check on the inmates.

Mubajje's convoy enters Luzira prison
Mubajje’s convoy enters Luzira prison

“He is in a good condition and we are happy he was produced in court immediately; but we condemn any inhumane acts including murder and we ask for the long arm of government to act on all perpetuators,” added Mufti Mubajje.

Government, he said, needed to step up its efforts against increased crimes in the country, adding that the justice ought to prevail or else people would resort to mob justice.

“We urged him (Kamoga) to be patient as justice takes its course but the courts of law should also expedite the trial and if he is found guilty, let him pay for his deeds. If not, he should be set free.”

Last year Sheikh  Ductoor Abdulkadir  Suudi Muwaya  was  shot dead at his home in Mayuge a few days  before another Muslim cleric Sheikh Mustafah Bahiga  was on  the night of  28 December  gunned down  at Bwebajja Tawfiq mosque by unknown assailants who according to police were riding on a motorcycle.

Tabliq Muslims leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and 11 others were later last month apprehended from different parts of the country before being charged in the Magistrates Court in Nakawa.

The accused include Sheikh Muhamad Yunus Kamoga(63),the Tabliq leader; his wife Aisha Naksibante(31), Hakim Kinene(23),Murta Mudde Bukenya, Badru Bukenya(27), Muzamiru Kasawuli(23),Alex Okot (44),Joseph Olanya(23),Charles Okidi (28),Sheikh Fahad Kalungi(38),Arafat Sserunjoji(29) and Amir Kinene (37) and others still at large.

Government prosecution claims that between December 2014 and January 5, 2015 in Mayuge district and Bwebajja in Wakiso District with intent to intimidate the public and sections of the Muslim faith for political, social and religious aims, these involved themselves in the murder of Sheikh Ductoor  Suudi Bongo Muwaya  and Mustapha Bahiga.

The group is further accused of terrorism and crimes against humanity contrary to Section 8 of the ICC Act Laws of Uganda when in a systematic way directed attacks towards the Shia and Tabliq Muslims which resulted in the murders of 2 Sheikhs Ductoor Suudi Muwaya and Mustapha Bahiga recently.


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