The wrangle between members of the Muslim Sunni Association of Uganda is still raging, a week after the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, reversed his to evict the registered trustees of the association from their offices on Rashid Khamis Road in Old Kampala.
Since 1998 the association has been locked in a bitter wrangle over the management of it's property. The Sunni Muslim Association is one of the richest in Uganda, owning several prime properties in Kampala.
Recently, the two factions, one headed by the chairman of the registered trustees, Waheed Karim, and the other headed by Yusuf Shabdin, clashed over the management of their property. Local Government Minister, Kahinda Otafiire, intervened in the matter and ordered the eviction of Karim's faction.
Kayihura however reversed the order after realizing that he had implemented Otafiire's directive, in ignorance of a court order against the activities of the interim committee.
However since Kayihura's latest order, the interim committee has refused to vacate the offices. They have reportedly proceeded to rent the property and are taking money from the tenants despite the court injuction against their activities.
Yusuf insists that the injunction doesn't affect the association's daily business.
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The Kampala Extra Regional Police Commander, Grace Turyagumanawe, says police will await further instructions from court before taking action.
The Chairman of the registered trustees, Karim, refuses to comment saying the matter is still in court.