The renewed Luweero Muslim wrangles have taken new twist when the rival factions clashed over holding of a district conference few weeks after they feud on slaughter rights
The Muslim wrangles in Luwero district have taken a new twist with rival factions in a fresh disagreement on who has the right to host a district conference.
The latest feud comes a few weeks after the factions disagreed on who had the rights for slaughter.
The faction loyal to Kibuli based Mufti Zubair Kayongo is organizing a conference on 20th -24th January 2012 at Kasana Mosque. The conference expected to attract imams from Luwero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke will discuss religion and matters of development.
But the faction allied to Mufti Ramadhan Mubajje has petitioned the Resident District Commissioner Paul Lubowa and the district police commander Samuel Bamuzibire, seeking to block the conference on grounds that the organizers have no mandate to hold assemblies on behalf of Uganda Muslim Supreme council.
The Secretary for administration for Mubajje faction in Luweero Sheikh Umar Mukasa says that Kyobe Mugalu the district kadhi of Zubair Kayongo faction has no mandate to hold conference on behalf of Uganda Muslim Supreme council.
He added that his tenure in office as Chairman of Muslims and Kadhiship expired in December 5th, 2010 and received an official letter from Uganda Muslim Supreme council asking him to stop conducting any activity on its behalf.
Mukasa argues that holding of the conference by Kyobe was unlawful and it would incite violence. He wants police to call off the conference.
But the spokesperson of Mufti Kayongo faction Musa Kakande says that the petition is baseless and malicious. He explained that issues have to be discussed in conference has no links to affairs of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council and Kadhi Kyobe Mugalu and his followers have a right to assemble like other people in the country.
The Luweero Resident District Commissioner Paul Lubowa says a security meeting will be held Tuesday to decide whether or not the conference can take place.
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