• Oct 12, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Makerere don appointed Kibuli Muslim sect spokesperson

A statement from the office of the Supreme Mufti based in Kibuli, said Kiggundu was appointed to replace Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, who died of COVID-19 last year.
Chris Kiwawulo
Journalist @New Vision

RELIGION | MUSLIMS | KIGGUNDU

KAMPALA - Makarere University don, Dr. Muhammad Musoke Kiggundu, has been appointed the official spokesperson of the Kibuli Muslim faction.

A statement from the office of the Supreme Mufti based in Kibuli, said Kiggundu was appointed to replace Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, who died of COVID-19 at International Hospital Kampala on December 4, 2020.

“Dr. Kiggundu has been formally inducted into the office of the Supreme Mufti Management Committee, as director communications and research effectively replacing the late Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, who last held the position,” noted the statement signed by the Kibuli sect’s acting Secretary General, Sheikh Twaha Mubiru.

According to Sheikh Mubiru, Dr. Kiggundu will be responsible for research, public and international relations, bringing with him close to 17 years of corporate service experience from a variety of organisations around the world. His appointment takes effect on October 1, 2021.

Dr. Kiggundu is a senior lecturer of Religious Education and a leading scholar of Islam at Makerere University’s College of Education and External Studies.

Dr. Kiggundu is also the former manager communication at Makerere University and ex-chairperson of the Makerere University Academic Staff Association. Attempts to get a comment from Dr. Kiggundu over his appointment were futile as his known cellphone was switched off.

But Sheikh Mubiru noted that the office of the Supreme Mufti has set itself a steady course of development, by establishing structures and systems that are attracting professional talent as exhibited by Dr. Kiggundu.  

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