Leaders Demand Report on Muslim Cleric Killings

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Sheik Haruna Jemba, the head of the Tabligh sect expressed concern at the delays in investigating the killings and called for the intervention of the President to promote unity among Muslim factions.

Muslim leaders have implored government to unite Muslim factions as a way of addressing insecurities that could have resulted into the recent wave of killings targeting Muslim clerics.

The call was made during the Eid-El-Fitr prayers at Nakivubo play Ground in the Kampala city centre.

Up to twelve Muslim leaders have been killed by shooting over the last 18 months. They include, Sheik Hassan Ibrahim Kirya, Sheikh Rashid Wafula, Daktoor Abdul Qadir Muwaya, Sheik Mustafa Bahiga, Sheikh Abdul Karim Ssentamu and Hajji Abubakari Kiweewa, Yunus Abdu, Ahmed Maganda and Abdu Jawal Ssentuga among others.

Sheik Haruna Jemba, the head of the Tabligh sect expressed concern at the delays in investigating the killings and called for the intervention of the President to promote unity among Muslim factions.
 
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Sheik Umar Ndawula, who led the prayers, said that the Muslim community in Uganda has lost patience in waiting for the report on the killing of the Muslim clerics. He said the delay in producing the report is embarrassing.
 
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Ndawula also called for the promotion of good deeds among members of the Muslim community and teach the young generation to grow within a firm religious foundation.
 
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Beatrice Nyangoma
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Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).