Mubarak Munyagwa Arrested Over Muslim Protest


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Munyagwa was intercepted in Wandegeya by anti-riot personnel under the command of Kampala North Regional Commander Sam Omara.

He had planned to walk from Hajji Kasule Mosque in Wandegeya to Kampala Central Police Station.

He is currently detained at Wandegeya Police Station.

Police on Thursday sternly warned Muslims against plans to storm the law enforcement agency’s headquarters along Parliamentary Avenue on Friday, saying such a move is “unjustifiable. “

Hundreds of Muslims from different mosques in Kampala had planned to raid the police base on Friday after Juma Prayers to express their frustration with police for falling short of fully investigating the murders in which many of their colleagues have died.

They include Sheik Abubaker Kiweewa who was on June 22 shot dead at Kyanja Prime Petro Station by unknown assailants and Sheikh Abdul Karim Ssentamu who was killed by gunmen along William Street, Kampala on April 20 among others.

Police spokesperson Simon Kuteesa said one suspect Luke Balabala of Kyanja had been arrested in connection with the murder of Kiweewa, charged in court and remanded to Luzira Prison.

“Uganda Police continues to investigate all cases including murder of Muslims. There is no need to storm our headquarters. We appeal to all relatives of the deceased and the general public to remain calm as investigations into these murder cases continue,” he said.

He further noted that the newly instituted Crime Intelligence Operations Unit (CIOU) has registered tremendous achievements towards the reduction of the incidence of murder cases throughout the country.


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