Uganda Top Sheikh Assassination: Security Points At ADF

order geneva; font-size: small;”>The Western Region Police Spokesperson Bashir Bakari has identified the suspect as Evelyn Kabugho, stomach a resident of Bukonzo West in Kasese district.

Bakari said Kabugho stole a one-day-old baby from Virika Hospital in Fort Portal town on Sunday from its mother Jacqueline Kyalisima, a resident of Kyarusozi in Kyenjojo district.

He added Kyalisima gave birth by caesarean section and did not have a care taker, a situation that was exploited by Kabugho.

As a weak Kyalisiima slept off, Kabugho disappeared with the baby.

Upon reaching Kasese, Kabugho was arrested by concerned residents who surprisingly saw her with a baby yet she had never been pregnant before.

The residents later reported the matter to police thus causing Kabugho’s arrest for further investigations.

“We felt concerned because we had for a long time never seen her with a baby. When we asked her she claimed to have given birth yet we had not seen her pregnant,” said Consolata Muhindo a 46-year old woman resident of Kasese district.

Bakari has now encouraged parents to exercise vigilance to avoid theft of their babies.

purchase geneva; font-size: small;”>Sheikh Abdukarim Sentamu was shot dead with a pistol by an unknown assailant on Friday shortly after embarking his car along William Street in Kampala. Time check was 9:00pm.

patient geneva;”>The horrific incident was witnessed by Sentamu’s daughter. She claims a stranger approached his father’s car asking for a lift to Kawempe, ask a Kampala suburb.

However, Sentamu said he was not heading to Kawempe. The gunman then asked for Shs500.

Before the Sheikh could pull out some money from his pockets, the assassin pulled out a pistol thus shooting at him. Sentamu died on the spot.

Shortly after the incident, Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura contacted President Yoweri Museveni over the shocking incident.

Museveni was reportedly surprised that such a brutal murder would occur in Kampala.

Police is yet to hold suspects over the bloody incident.

While the assassination comes a few weeks towards the emotionally charged election of the new Muslim leadership in the country, security officials are looking at the role of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

An impeccable source says security agencies highly suspect Sentamu was killed due to his unshakeable connections to the ruling NRM.

It’s also feared because of his amiable relationship with government and security organs, some radical Islam leaders mistook him for a spy.

A few days before Easter, President Museveni met the Muslim leadership at State House, Entebbe where he warned them against infiltration by ADF elements.

Mufti Mubajje led the delegation.

Museveni said he had intelligence showing some extremist Islam Sheikhs were collaborating with ADF to cause another era of instability.

He said such elements should be identified and arrested for supporting subversive activities.

During Sentamu’s funeral ceremony at Nakasero mosque, Kayihura promised to investigate the motive of the assassination and also bring to book the culprits.

Prince Kassim Nakibenge called for a speedy probe into the incident before warning Kayihura of serious consequences if police sit on the investigation report.

Sentamu was laid to rest on Saturday at Nkoowe cemetery, Hoima Road.


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