The titular head of Muslims in Uganda, Prince Kassim Nakibinge, has intervened in a dispute between Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata, the head of Imams, and Kawempe Division Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa, saying their public outbursts are not good for Islam.
Speaking to journalists at his home in Kibuli yesterday, Prince Nakibinge said he had met both leaders and agreed that they stop trading insults in public.
“I have had a discussion with both of them and we have agreed that they stop washing their dirty linen in public. I met Sheikh Muzaata yesterday [Monday] and today I am with Mr Munyagwa and at a later date, I shall formally bring them together for a hand shake,” he said.
Prince Nakibinge’s intervention follows a bitter public spat between Mr Munyagwa and Sheikh Muzaata which came as result of a prayer the former conducted.
Last week, Mr Munyagwa led a group of politicians from Kawempe and prayed for the downfall of President Museveni’s government, saying the latter had led Uganda to abject poverty, among others, an injustice Allah does not permit.
Yesterday, Mr Munyagwa said: “I have a lot of respect for the prince and his aice has been taken. And if Muzaata was around, I would have given him a hand shake.”
He reaffirmed his plan to organise another prayer at Constitution Square in Kampala on July 27, which he said would be joined by Opposition leaders such as Dr Kizza Besigye.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor