Muslims Arrested During Nakasero Mosque Raid Released by Police

(L-R) Nsereko Mutumba leads Gen.Kayihura in a tour around the Ghaddafi Mosque on Thursday

The police Flying Squad on Thursday evening released 14 people who were arrested last month during the raid on Nakasero mosque.

On December 27, medications a team of police and officers from the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT) raided Nakasero Mosque in Kampala before arresting some people whereas computers and other documents were also taken.

However last evening, 14 people were released by police according to Siraje Kifampa the acting spokesperson of the Tabliq Muslim sect.

“They were given police bond yesterday evening and returned home,”Kifampa told this website.
The released Muslims include Ayub Nyende, Abdul Mulumba, Ausi Kamoga, Ismail Kasibante, Musa Ssemanda, Juma Kavuma, Hamis Kabwama, Ashraf Mawanda, Muzamiru Ssekamate, Abdalla Isabirye, Hassan Twaha, Shafik Ssebandeke and Abdalla Lubega.

Leader to be Charged
However according to Kifampa, the acting Amir of the Tabliq Muslim sect Sheikh Yahya Mwanje who was arrested earlier in December together with others were not released yesterday but would be produced to court.

“We were told that they are to be charged today (Friday) at Buganda road court, “the Tabliq sect spokesperson told this website.

This new development comes on the heels of an apology by the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council for the raids on Nakasero and Kiwatule.

The police boss on Thursday morning paid a courtesy visit to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters at Old Kampala Mosque where he held talks with the Deputy Mufti Sheikh Abdala Ssemambo and the second Deputy Mufti Sheikh Muhamad Waiswa who represented Mufit Shaban Mubajje who is out of the country for official duties and made the apology according to the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council spokesperson Hajji Nsereko Mutumba.

“He apologized to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council for the raids saying it was not intended to happen that way,” Mutumba told journalists on Thursday.

“He said those who carried out the operation acted in an unprofessional manner but it was not intended.’

On the raid on Kiwatule Mosque a few days later, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council spokesperson told journalists that the police boss was sorry for acting on wrong intelligence information saying it was a mistake.

“He apologized for the false information police was fed that led to the raid on Kiwatule Mosque.”

Mutumba said in the meeting, Mufti Mubajje’s message relayed to Gen. Kayihura by the deputy was that police ought to always work closely with the Muslim leadership before carrying out any operations.


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