MBARARA- The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, has accused some top police officers of fanning divisions within the Muslim community.
Speaking during Juma prayers at Nusrat Grounds, Nyamityobora in Mbarara Municipality last Friday, Sheikh Mubajje said some police officers enjoy seeing Muslims fight among themselves.
“There is a situation where some people don’t want Muslims to unite. Some are Muslims while others are not but I request those top police officials who are trying to sabotage Muslim unity to stop. I will mention their names when time is ripe,” Sheikh Mubajje said.
“Some top police officials only become happy seeing Muslims divided because that is where they see a chance to torture them. There are those waiting for that time you have seen closure of Islamic schools and people being arrested and detained but we want the truth to come to light,” he added.
Sheikh Mubajje also asked security organs to stop arresting suspected criminals before carrying out investigations, saying the practice will make government unpopular. His concern was in reference to the recent arrest of clerics suspected to be responsible for a spate of killings of Muslim leaders in different parts of the country.
Police deny claims
When contacted, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the Force is not an enemy of Muslims, saying they follow results of investigations.
“It is basically the preliminary investigations that lead to identities of the suspects and recovery of exhibits. We don’t target individuals we go with individuals who are in conflict with the law,” Mr Enanga said.
Sheikh Mubajje urged Muslims in Mbarara not to listen to the Kibuli Mosque sect, which he said has refused to unite with the Old Kampala group.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor