Police in Mukono has detained the Mukono District Khadhi Sheikh Sazir Lumala for forcefully breaking into Imam’s office with his consent at Mukono Masjid Taqua Mosque in Mukono Central Division.
Sheikh Lumala says that a group of Moslems formed an association called “Mukono Moslem Mission” and selected their leader Sheikh Abdu Magid Ssenyonjo as Imam under the wrong criteria. They forwarded the name to the Kampala Moslem Supreme Council where they were bounced back to follow the right procedures.
However, the Imam Abdu Magidu Ssenyonjo defers saying that he was rightfully installed into the office however the district khadhi refuses to leave the office which is leading to the confusion in the Mukono Moslem community.
Ever since his promotion, the Mukono Moslem Mission group has been accused of changing padlocks of the Offices at the mosque. The district Khadhi then asked the deputy Imam and Inspector of the mosque to go and break padlocks at the offices as they had to continue with religious work.
Muhammad Ffefeka Sserugobo Chairperson Board Community in Mukono expressed dissatisfaction about that the sheikh Lumala’s act of breaking padlocks at the offices.
He also says that Sheikh Lumala should go to his actual office in Kiyunga since he was promoted.
“Sheikh Sazir Lumala was promoted from being imam of the mosque in Mukono to being the district Khadhi. According to their arrangements the Khadhi of the district has its headquarters and staff quarters at Kiyunga after Mpooma, since he was promoted he was supposed to shift to Kiyunga but he refused to go there.”
“He continued to stay in Mukono house, office including controlling the bank account.
The Muslim community approached us and requested for a criminal case to be opened against him for criminal trespass and others. He was enjoying the privilligaes of imam and the same time district Khadhi denying the imam his share” he adds
According to procedures of appointing the Imam, the Moslem community is supposed to pick three candidates and forward the names to the district Khadhi who is supposed to forward them to the Moslem Supreme Council and House of Sheiks in Kampala to elect one person from the three names to be the Imam.
According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says according to the muslim’s arrangements of Mukono, the Khadhi of the district is entitled to seat at the district headquarters located at Kiyunga along Mukono – Kayunga road.
Onyango confirmed his arrest and he is being detained at Mukono police division headquarters.
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