The leader of the Shia Muslim Community in Uganda has been killed by unknown gunmen in Mayuge district.
By Charles Kakamwa
MAYUGE - The leader of the Shia Muslim Community in Uganda has been killed by unknown gunmen in Mayuge district.
Sheikh Dactoor Abdu Kadir Muwaya was shot dead at his home on Thursday (Christmas Day) at around 9.30pm local time (EAT), police said.
Unverified reports say the assailants rode off on a motorcycle after killing the Muslim cleric in Buyemba village, Bukatuube sub-county.
Mayuge district police commander Caroline Akoth said investigations are under way.
A very influential leader, Sheikh Muwaya has been the director of the Mayuge-based Ahlul Bait Islamic Foundation (ABIF), through which he constructed several mosques across the country and sponsored education of needy children.
Through the foundation, he always offered animals to Muslims during Eid Adhuha celebrations.
The slain cleric is the father of Mayuge LC 5 chairman Omar Bongo Muwaya.
Leader of Shia Muslims in Uganda shot dead