Luweero Khadi Preaches Reconciliation With Rivals

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In short
He added he is ready to reconcile with aggrieved leaders and rectify issues if there any which they think are not going on well

The Luweero District Kadhi Mustapha Lule Khamis used Eid Adhuha prayers to pardon and seek for reconciliation with a section of Muslim leaders who attempted to remove him from office.
While presiding over Eid prayers at Kasana Mosque,Lule pardoned the section of leaders Muhamood Kamulali and Secretary General Gadhafi Bachou among the members whom he accused of plotting to remove him illegally.

Lule described the attempt as failed "coup d'etat" against his leadership but says that he has forgiven all those who were involved to forge unity among his leadership and Muslims.

He added he is ready to reconcile with aggrieved leaders and streamline issues that thought were not going on well.

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The Kasana-Luweero County sheikh Musa Ssemwogerere welcomed the Kadhi's message and called for  dialogue between Kadhi Mustapha Lule and aggrieved leaders to solve the differences.

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Recently Luweero Muslim district council passed a resolution suspending the district Kadhi Mustapha Lule Khamis over allegations of financial impropriety and abuse of office.

Lead by Luweero Muslim District Council Chairman Sheikh Muhamood Kamulali, they also appointed Sheikh Ibrahim Khamis as district Kadhi.They ordered Kadhi Mustapha Lule to handover the office but he refused saying the powers to appoint or suspend Kadhi are only  vested with the Mufti of Uganda.

Juma Mwanje a muslim at Kasana mosque says that such wrangles retards development and affect attraction of investors to the area.

He called for speedy reconciliation process championed by Mufti of Uganda Ramadhan Mubajje.

However  Muslim leaders opposed to the District Kadhi shunned the prayers at Kasana Mosque preferring to mosques from distant places.They told URN Reporter that they didn't want to clash at the mosque during prayers.

When called for comment, Luweero Muslim District Council Chairman, Sheikh Muhamood Kamulali said they are willing to reconcile with Kadhi but he must be apologetic and transparent in his leadership.

He also expressed skepticism weather Kadhi will live to his message saying they have been reaching  to him for reconciliation and address issues in vain.

There are fears among Muslims in Luweero that a third faction may emerge in the district.Currently there are two Muslim factions which include those that pay allegiance to Old Kampala leadership and another loyal to Kibuli leadership.


About the author

Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.