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.
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
Lukeman with beatings until he accepted to take them where his father
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.
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
“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.
//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.
//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.
//Cue in: “Tetumanyi rwaki…
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
//Cue in: “nsaba aba security…
Cue… obulumi bwetuyitamu,”//
The Police has already confirmed that they killed Muhammad Kirevu because he tried to escape.