Security operatives arrest two Sheikhs in Luwero under unclear circumstances 

Posted: 2021-11-22T07:51:18Z
Security operatives arrest two Sheikhs in Luwero under unclear circumstances 

Two Muslim Clerics in Luwero district have been picked up by unidentified security operatives under unclear circumstances. 

According to Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa Nsanja, the Kadhi of Luwero Muslim District the two clerics are Sheikh Swaibu Segujja, the Assistant Secretary for Zakat under the Luwero Muslim District, and the Imam of Butanza Mosque in Katikamu Sub-County, and the other is Sheikh Muhammed Ssemwanga, the Imam of Lusenke Mosque in Wobulenzi Town Council and teacher at Lugo Orphanage at Lukomera in Katikamu Sub-County and Rashid Ibn Warid Islamic Primary School in Wobulenzi Town council. 

Sheikh Mulindwa says that an eyewitness told him that the two were picked up Sunday afternoon by heavily armed security operatives traveling in an omnibus alias ‘drone’.   

It is alleged that the operatives first raided the home of Sheikh Segujja in Butanza village in Katikamu Sub-County where he was picked up along with his wife and mother, before heading to Kituntu village in Nakaseke district where they picked Sheikh Ssemwanga from his farm.

They later released Sheikh Segujja, his wife and mother. However, Sheikh Ssemwanga is yet to regain his freedom. Sheikh Mulindwa notes that he visited Sheikh Segujja recounted his arrest shortly after his release indicating that he was grilled about what he does for a living.  

Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional police publicist asked for time to consult on the matter. 

The development comes just days after the shooting of Sheikh Muhammad Abbas Kirevu, a senior Muslim cleric in Makindye Ssabagabo Division, Wakiso district. He was killed at his other home in Katereke-Nsangi, Kyengera Township on suspicions of running a terror cell.