Election 2016

Minister Bahati, Crime Preventers Named in Kabale Campaign Violence

Hon Ronah Ninsiima whose supporters were attacked, addressing a rally in the middle of the road

The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council which is the mainstream leadership faction of Islamic community has sworn in its newly selected Secretary General.

Mr. Ramadhan Mugalu who was on January 21 given the third most powerful title in the faith`s faction by the Joint session chaired by the UMSC National Chairman Dr. Abdul Kadir Balonde, and http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/utils/id_generator.php was
finally sworn on Thursday by His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.

The ceremony was witnessed by all the 58 District Kadhis, sick http://demo.des.net.id/hospital/wp-includes/template.php members of UMSC management and the UMSC staff.

In his remarks, online http://cidem.ec/components/com_kunena/template/ja_platon/html/topic/default_top.php the Mufti congratulated Mr. Mugalu and urged him to serve Muslims well. The Mufti thanked the outgoing Secretary General Eng. Shk. Siraj Zaid Kavuma for dedicating seven years to serving Muslims in Uganda as the UMSC Secretary General.

In a special message to the 58 District Kadhis present, the Mufti urged them to emulate UMSC headquarters by following the UMSC constitution in all administrative issues in their respective

The Mufti addressing the District Kadhis

The Mufti addressing the District Kadhis

He said, UMSC Headquarters administration has registered a lot of progress because of its commitment to constitutionalism, unity and development.
The Mufti informed the District Kadhis about the impending Unity Juma scheduled for Friday 12th February at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala and urged them to pass on the news to their respective congregations.

In his remarks, the outgoing Secretary General Shk. Kavuma thanked the UMSC administration, the Mufti in particular and Ugandan Muslims in general for supporting him during his tenure in office.

H.E Mufti (L) flanked by Mr. Mugalu

H.E Mufti (L) flanked by Mr. Mugalu

He said that he will remain committed to UMSC and promised to cooperate with the new Secretary General for the good of the Ummah.

He however urged Mr. Mugalu to be loyal to the Mufti, the entire UMSC establishment  and to be open to constructive criticism.

The new Secretary General Mr. Ramadhan Mugalu accepted the responsibility of serving Muslims in the capacity of Secretary General and pledged that with Allah’s (God) guidance, he will deliver.

The tenure of the outgoing Secretary General ended on 23rd last month together with the one of the Deputy Mufti.

The USMC Joint Session on 22nd January however failed to get a suitable person for the position
since all the applicants did not have a degree in Sharia which is a minimum requirement by article 6, section C of the UMSC constitution for someone to be a Deputy Mufti.

With less than a fortnight to the general elections, this http://creativecommons.org/wordpress/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php political tension is rising in the south western Kigezi region, decease http://delightstudio.co.rs/wp-includes/meta.php with campaign rallies of the various candidates become more heated, discount more vulgar and bloodier.

Yesterday afternoon, more than 10 supporters of the incumbent Kabale Woman MP Hon Ronah Ninsiima were injured by a group of violent youths and known local crime preventers allegedly hired by State Minister for Planning Hon David Bahati.

The attack was carried out at Omukitengye trading Centre in Mwendo parish, Kitumba Sub County where Ninsiima was holding a rally.

The group of about 20men which was led by  led by Emmanuel Arinaitwe the Kitumba sub county LC5 councilor and one Coggan Tumwesigye invaded Ninsiima rally brandishing placards of her rival Catherine Ndamira and those of David Bahati.

Hon Bahati is contesting on the NRM ticket to retain the Ndorwa West MP seat, while Hon Ninsiima is independent.

A war of words according to witnesses first broke out between the two camps, before the attacking side starting hurling stones at Ninsiima’s supporters, injuring several of them.

At this point, the woman MP urged her supporters to leave and proceed to her next venue in Bukora.

Here she found that the owner of the venue had been asked not to permit her rally. Breaking down in tears, Hon Ninsiima addressed the waiting supporters in the middle of the road.

She described the incident as disturbing and unexpected, “especially not from Hon Bahati a born again Pentecostal leader and former ethics and integrity minister.”

Ninsiima said Hon Bahati has since the beginning of the campaign threaten her supporters not to join her rallies, to the extent of now sending armed people to attack her people.

By publication time, the Hon David Bahati was still unreachable for a comment.


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