Four Kampala Muslim clerics go missing
KAMPALA. Four Muslim clerics have been reportedly kidnaped by unknown people and driven to a yet to be identified destination, Daily Monitor has learnt.
Reacting to the news about their missing colleagues, Ayub Nyende , the secretary general Uganda Tabliq Community, said they have moved to almost every police station ,but failed to trace them.
“ The only station we have not gone to is CPS and that is where we are heading now. The circumstances under which they went missing not yet clear and no one is offering answers.
He named those missing as Sheikh Twaha Kawooya , Abdul Salaam Ssekayanja , Yusuf Kakande Ssemakula and Twaha Ssekitto .
He said the sudden disappearance of the four had put them in a state of fear and urged Police boss Kale Kayihura to provide their top leadership with escorts as he did to their rivals headed by Sheikh Haruna Jjemba .
“ As Police investigates what could be behind the killing of our colleagues , we also believe we need security ,” he said
Sheikh Yusuf Semakula and Sheikh Abdu Salam Sekayanja were on Wednesday allegedly picked from different locations in town, according to information this newspaper has received, separately put into private cars before they were driven away by plain clothed men.
They both disappeared between 5:30pm to 6:00pm in separate locations yesterday.
Sheikh Semakula is one of the management leaders at Masjid (mosque) Noor at William Street, while Sheikh Sekayanja is the deputy Imam at the Market Street mosque.
The four clerics are affiliates of the Tabliq sect headed by Amir Sheikh Muhammad Younus Kamoga based at both Nakasero and William street mosque.
Sheikh Kamoga, on Wednesday night told Daily Monitor, that they were trying to trace their colleagues and have not yet got any clue of their whereabouts.
“We are yet to hear from the Police about the sudden disappearances of our brothers. We don’t know who abducted them because some people in plain clothes came and abducted them from their worship places and whisked them away, it unfortunate but we shall do our best to ease the situation,” he said.
By press time, our efforts to get a police explanation on the matter were futile as our repeated calls to the force’s spokespersons went unanswered.