Police are holding controversial Muslim cleric Amir Sheikh Kamoga on charges of fuelling religious turbulence in Uganda and maintaining ties with the deadly DRC-based rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
Kamoga was reportedly picked in the wee hours of Wednesday by a specialised commando unit of Police before being whisked to the Special investigations Unit headquarters in Kireka, cure http://darkon.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/response.php Kampala.
Police would later beef up security at Mosques led by the notorious cleric to prevent possible violent reprisals from his adherents.
A divisive figure in the Muslim faith, cheap Kamoga is accused of planning the murder of prominent clerics whom police say are opposed to the ADF’s plans of violently toppling the government of President Museveni.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango refused to comment on Kamoga’s arrest, referring Chimpreports to the law enforcement body’s publicist, Fred Enanga whose mobile phone was switched off Wednesday morning.
The arrest, police sources say, follow a deep investigation into Kamoga’s mobile communications history with suspected ADF agents.
At least 6 suspects in the murder of Muslim clerics were this week charged at Buganda Road Court with murder and belonging to a terrorist group- ADF.
Police also retrieved incriminating evidence from Kamoga’s associates following arrests in the death of several Muslim leaders in recent weeks.
Sheikh Kamoga, who denied having facilitated the killing of Sheikh Bahiga along Entebbe Road in December 2014, was the Amir of Tabliqs before the 1998 invasion by dissenting Tabliqs and taking over of Old Kampala.
Kamoga fled to Nairobi when his other colleagues, including ADF supreme leader, Jamil Mukulu, were rounded up and taken to Luzira.
He continued pulling the strings from exile but Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto, who exploited the vacuum, eventually consolidated power.
MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda recently said, “through amnesty and other negotiations, Kamoga returned and joined the late Sheikh Abdul-Hakim Ssekimpi to form a rival Tabliq sect called Salafiyya, headquartered at William Street. It is this William Street Salafiyya group that eventually threw out Kakeeto.
He added: “This group has also now disagreed, leading to the removal of Kamoga. But like Kakeeto, Kamoga has also refused to surrender power. He runs Nakasero mosque and has thrown out his rivals from the William street mosque as well. The late Mustafa Bahiga was the chief coordinator of the group that removed Kamoga and set off a rivalry that is blamed for his murder.”
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It was drama at Mucwa Kingdom chambers on Monday afternoon as the police heavily deployed to disperse hundreds of amacumu nebitara group and Tooro Kingdom opinion leaders.
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Among the issues to discuss was King Oyo’s overstay in Kampala, buy information pills invasion of the palace by ‘intruders’ and the involvement of Queen Mother in the palace administration.
The meeting had been organized by the Musuga Charles Kamurasi, head of Babiito clan who put radio announcements calling for amacumu n’ebitara, religious leaders, opinion leaders, cultural and subjects of Tooro to come for a meeting on Monday to debate the problems affecting their kingdom.
But the meeting barely materialized as police led by District Police Commander Geoffrey Kaheebwa heavily deployed to dissolve the assembly.
Kaheebwa entered in the chambers and ordered all the people to evacuate saying that the meet was illegal.
The group moved out chanting “the king has to come back; we want Queen mother and Jack Ali an Asian out of our palace”.
DPC said that Musuga Charles Kamurasi had told him the meeting had been suspended.
But the amacumu who looked disappointed said that Musuga was bribed by King Oyo and Queen mother to call off the meeting because it was going to expose the evils.
They alleged that on Sunday evening the king drove and met Musuga at his home in Gweri upon learning that he had put announcements calling people to come and discuss the affairs of his kingdom and expose the rot.
Mugisa Herbart the South division chairman said it was abominable for the King to stay away from his kingdom.
“We need our king back in the kingdom to resume implementing the kingdom projects. There are some people like Jack Ali who are staying in the palace and we don’t know them. Such people must leave our palace,” Hesaid.
Rev.Willy Muhanga of Kagote COU who also had come to attend the meeting said King Oyo must come back from Kampala and stay with his subjects if the monarchy is to develop and take a step.
He said, “How can the King stay away from his kingdom for long? He needs to be close to his people and identify their needs.
Kenneth Kaliba Icumu, said the struggle is not yet over. He said they would devise other means to ensure the Queen mother and her people are out of the palace and the king returns back to his palace.