Tension is mounting in Kamwenge district over Muslim properties.
The properties under contention include a plot of land situated near the main mosque along Mbarara road.
Tension was however triggered off by the muslim leadership who allegedly want to sell to Kamwenge Zibumbe SACCO at a tune of five million shillings.
Badru Wamala, the chairman Kamwenge main mosque, claims that during a general meeting convened recently, the muslims agreed to sell the disputed plot, to pave way for the establishment of a washing bay at the mosque which would generate income for the mosque as well as create employment for the Muslim youths.
But another group led by former mosque council chairperson, Mohammad Kakooza, is opposed to the sale of the land and has threatened to block the transactions.
To fuel the tension even further, is another group which is not only opposed to the sale of the land but also divided over the plans to elect Badru Bogere, as a new Imam.
Last week, the conflicting parties met the embattled district khadi sheik Habib Monday, in Fort-portal town, to discuss their disagreements, but the meeting ended with no solution.
Monday instead advised the disgruntled Muslims to write to the Mufti of Uganda sheik Ramathan Mubajje, seeking advice on whether or not the land under contention should be sold.
However, a day after the meeting, the Moslems in support of the planned land sale attacked Mzee Mallum Moses, a member opposed to the sale, injuring him seriously. They accused him of blocking the sale of the Moslem land.
At the height of the conflict, the two factions dragged each other to court, on grounds of assault. The case was heard by Mwine David, the grade two magistrates.
Prosecution led by Chris Kahigwa told court that on 19th, June, 2009 while attending a meeting at the kamwenge main mosque Alamandhani Kabeera Mustafa pounced at Mallum Moses injuring him seriously.
But Kabeera denied the charges and was released on cash bail of 300.000 shillings.
The county sheik Habib Nkunda and Mosque chairperson Badru Wamala stood surety for Alamandhani Kabeera and he will re-appear again in court on 17th, July, 2009.
Mwine warned the Moslem leaders in kamwenge against peddling hatred based on religious sentiments.