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Family Members In Shock After Sheikh Kirevu Is Shot Dead

According to the family, Sheikh Abbas Muhammad Kirevu of Masjid Jamia Gangu a resident of Ggangu B in Busabala Makindye Ssabagabo Division was gunned down in Katereke- Nsangi Kyengera Township, at one of his homes.
Mourners found at Ggangu B in Busabala Makindye Ssabagabo Home of the deceased

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Family members have said they are in shock because they are not aware why Shiekh Muhammad Kirevu was shot dead early this morning.

The senior Muslim cleric in Makindye Ssabagabo Division in Wakiso district was reportedly dead by Police in Nsangi.   

According to the family, Sheikh Abbas Muhammad Kirevu of Masjid Jamia Gangu a resident of Ggangu B in Busabala Makindye Ssabagabo Division was gunned down in Katereke- Nsangi Kyengera Township, at one of his homes.

Ahamad Kyamanyi  his Deputy Imam, who was found at the home of the deceased, told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that last night, security operatives raided the home of Imam Abbas after midnight, arrested family members whom they questioned about Sheikh's whereabouts.    

He explains that, the operatives who pounced on the deceased’s elder son identified as Kirevu Lukeman with beatings until he accepted to take them where his father had slept in Nsangi. The operatives who were reportedly moving in two minibuses locally known as a drone took Lukeman, his mother only identified as Mama Lukeman, her daughter Bushira to Nsangi where Sheikh Muhammad Kirevu was found.

Bushira Kirevu, a daughter to the deceased, said moments after arresting their father in Nsangi, they were put in a different vehicle to drive them back home, but after a short distance they heard bullets in the second vehicle where their father had been placed.

“Our vehicle did not stop. They drove us back here, but in the morning, we only got information from the chairman in Nsangi that our father was killed while trying to escape," narrated the tearful Bushira.

Kyamanyi said that, until now, they don’t know anything that could have resulted in the death of Imam Muhammad Kirevu. He says after today’s earlier house search, one officer informed them that they should pick the body at Mulago mortuary.  

Luganda

//Cue in: “baze nebaddamu okwaza…

Cue… olumaze nebagenda.”//   

Ismail Lubega, a close friend to the family said until now they were still in shock by the news of their Imam’s killing over unknown reasons by the security agencies. He says the operatives were in plain clothes while others were dressed in uniform that resembled the Special Force command - SFC. 

Luganda

//Cue in: “ebyambalo ebya SFC…

Cue…Abalala ngabali mu,”//           

Flouck Magara, another resident at Gangu B zone, says the Imam has been a man of God whom they have never heard of participating in any criminal act. He suspects Imam Muhammad was killed over the same unknown reasons why Muslim clerics have been killed in this past years.  

Luganda

//Cue in: “Tetumanyi rwaki…

Cue…naye abasilamu,”//                

Some of the family members who were found grieving at home, questions why security agencies would arrest and gruesomely murder someone whom they just suspecting before conducting even investigations. 

Luganda

//Cue in: “nsaba aba security…

Cue… obulumi bwetuyitamu,”//              

The Police has already confirmed that they killed Muhammad Kirevu because he tried to escape.