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Muslims mourn veteran sheikh Kaduyu

By Farooq Kasule, Ramadhan Abbey

Added 9th November 2018 06:12 PM

Mutumba said, Kaduyu was the first Muslim from Ankole and Kigezi to become a Sheikh.

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Formal Mbarara District Khadi, Sheikh Abdu Noor Kaduyu chats with Supreme Mufti to marked 123 years since the return Nuhu Mbogo recently .Photos by Ramadhan Abbey

Mutumba said, Kaduyu was the first Muslim from Ankole and Kigezi to become a Sheikh.

Former Mbarara Muslim district Kadhi Sheikh Abdu Noor Kaduyu is dead.

According to his son, Muhsin Kaduyu, the veteran Muslim cleric died of heart failure at about 5:00am on Friday.

At the time of his death Kaduyu, 88, had embarked on the process of translating the Quran into Runyakitara.

Hajj Karim Karisa said, Kaduyu will be buried on Saturday at 2:00pm at Butare village, Kyamuhunga Sub County in Bushenyi district.

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Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), spokesperson Hajj Nsereko Mutumba described Kaduyu as one of the Muslim unsung heroes who he said worked hard towards the spread of Islam in the Western region. He survived with over 20 children.

Kaduyu was among the people who came up with the UMSC constitution which was promulgated on October 20, 1972.

He served as district Kadhi from 1967 to 2010 when he voluntarily retired.

Kaduyu has been very instrumental in addressing challenges faced by Muslims in Ankole and Kigezi.

Mutumba said, Kaduyu was the first Muslim from Ankole and Kigezi to become a Sheikh.

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