Another Muslim cleric dies in car crash


Sheikh Hatwib Rwakaikara, the newly appointed Kadhi of Sheema Muslim District is dead.

Sheikh Rwakaikara was killed in an accident opposite Stanbic Bank in Kasana in Luweero town council on Wednesday afternoon when a boda boda motorcycle registration number UEE 805 he was riding on collided with another.

He fell off the motorbike and hit his head on the tarmac.

Sheikh Rwakaikara died instantly but the boda boda rider survived with injuries and is currently admitted at Kasana Health Center.

The other rider was rushed to Bombo Hospital.

The identities of both riders were not readily available by the time of filing this story.

Eugene Elwaru, the Luweero District Police Commander says Sheikh Rwakaikara was returning from his farm in Nkondo village, Luweero Sub County where he had gone to pay his workers.

Eugene says they have started hunting for the motorcycle since it was hidden by motorists shortly after the accident.

Sheikh Rwakaikara will be laid to rest later today in Sheema.

Hajji Nsereko Mutumba, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Spokesperson says the deceased’s body has been dispatched to Sheema district.

According to Mutumba, the Mufti Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje is among those who have set off for the burial.


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