Mugisha returned to Masaka Police Station on Thursday for further questioning. According to his lawyer Alexander Lule, police extended the bond to Tuesday because the state prosecutor was not ready with the file.
Bishop Severus Jjumba, Ordinary of Masaka Catholic diocese, was coincidentally admitted to Bukakalasa Minor Seminary by Monsignor Kyabukasa, whom he describes as a great instructor who had rare attributes of humanity.
Bishop Leonard Sserwadda, the Southern Regional overseers of Pentecostal Churches, says that they made the resolution to systematically adjust their methods of evangelism by placing emphasis on causing a holistic recovery of members of their congregations as opposed to targeting them for offertory and tithe collections.
The four are Sheikh Abaasi Nseera, the Imam of Masaka main mosque, his assistants Hakim Nseera and Farouk Mulumba, and Moses Tamale an ordinary worshiper. They were remanded to Sazza Government prisons on Thursday, on the basis of offences that were committed during a scuffle at Masaka main mosque in May, this year.
Abaasi Nseera, together with Hakim Nseera, Farouk Mulumba and Musa Tamale appeared before Masaka grade one magistrate Grace Wakooli, and charged with threatening violence and inflicting bodily injuries on two members of the Muslim community in Masaka. The offences were allegedly committed on May 26, this year.
Bishop Katumba stopped priests from using microphones during burial services and reduce the time of burial services to strictly 30 minutes in his latest list of guidelines to the Church. He also suspended the practice of choosing a member of the congregation to take Bible readings and allowed them to make necessary adjustments to other facets that may prolong the service.
Goretti Namakula, one of the religious that paid pilgrimage to Kitovu said that although the diocese authorities had advised them to virtually follow celebrations from Namugongo via various media channels, her enthusiasm to venerate through the martyrs could not be satisfied from home, hence choosing to at least spend a day at the Cathedral.
In his sermon during the Eid al-Adha prayers at Masaka main mosque grounds on Thursday, Shiekh Bugembe expressed concern that the covid-19 restrictions coupled with unexpected rise in fuels prices have presented to them tougher times during fasting of the holy month of Ramadhan.
The Uganda Episcopal Conference has for the second time selected Masaka Diocese to lead the celebrations on June 03rd, 2021 after missing the opportunity last year following the suspension of the celebrations because of the Coronavirus disease outbreak.
The wrangle pits a group of Muslims allied to the Kibuli-based faction and those allied to the mainstream Old Kampala based Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC leadership under Sheikh Shaban Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda.
The group, Masaka District Muslim Assets Defenders led by Hajj Hussein Matovu has petitioned the court requesting that it overturns the sale of UMSC land, measuring 518 hectares, located on ranch 38A at Bukiragi village, Ntuusi Sub-county in Sembabule district.
The acting UMSC Spokesperson, Ashiraf Zziwa Muvawala communicated the decision while unveiling Sheikh Badru Wasajja Kiruta as the caretaker Kadhi of Masaka Muslim District at a media briefing in Masaka City on Wednesday.
Sheikh Umar Sserunjogi, the Information and Communication Secretary in West Buganda Muslim Region, says the regional leadership has noted that the suspension of Bagunduse and the appointment of Sheikh Kiruta to replace him was done out of the procedure.
Bagunduse has vowed not to vacate office, saying his suspension is illegal. He says that such decisions can only be made by the district executive committee through the Regional Committee leadership, which he says was not done and therefore makes the entire process questionable.
The candidates completed their formal vocation training in 2020. However, their ordination was stayed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus disease-COVID-19 that led to the closing down of all public gatherings that include places of worship.
Just like his predecessors Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka; -the first African Bishop- and Bishop Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu, Kaggwa’s reign at the helm of Masaka diocese stretched from being a spiritual leader to touch every aspect of human life including those outside his jurisdiction of Masaka diocese.