Another Muslim cleric shot dead in Mbale


New reports indicate that another Muslim cleric, Sheikh Rashid Wafula, has also been shot dead at his home in Mbale.

Sheikh Abdulrashid Wafula, the Imam of Bilal Mosque in Mbale Town, was killed on Thursday night at around 9pm as he travelled back home.

Family members told URN that the Sheikh was shot five times in the chest.

They rushed him to the hospital but he unfortunately, died on the way.

Imam Wafula has also been the director of Nakaloke Islamic Primary School and Secondary School in Mbale District.

Diana Nandawula, the Elgon Regional Police Spokesperson, says four people have been arrested in connection with the murder as investigations continue.

Last week, police arrested five more people in Namutumba District in connection with the murder of Muslims in Busoga region.

Police Deputy Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, said the suspects believed to be linked to the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) were arrested from Bugutya village, Bulange Sub County in Namutumba.

The suspects are Rashid Budhugo, a teacher Bunhaibamba Primary school; Abdullah Budhugo is an Imam at Bwayuya village mosque.

Others are Isiko Nabongo and Ayub Isiko both butchers in Bugutya village.

Also in detention is Farouk Maganda an Islam preacher at Bugutya village mosque.

The suspects are accused of murdering Sheik Daktur Muwaya, Tito Okware LC3 Buyinja sub county in Namayingo district and two police constables Muzamir Babale and Karim Tenywa in Bugiri district.

Those who have appeared in court are charged with 22 counts including crimes against humanity, 8 counts of aggravated robbery.

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