Tablic Muslim sect leader Kamoga convicted of terrorism

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Muslim clerics in court

High Court in Kampala on Monday convicted the leader of the Tabliq Muslim sect, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, and five others of terrorism.

They were found guilty of issuing murder threats to rival Muslim sects and participating in the murder of clerics.

The 14 suspects had appeared at the International Criminal Division of High Court. They were arrested in June 2016 and indicted for murder of a number of prominent Muslim clerics.

Court acquitted the 14 Muslims of charges of murdering Sheikhs Mustafa Bahiga and Ibrahim Hassan Kirya and other Muslim leaders.

But the panel of three justices led by Ezekiel, found guilty six suspects including the leader of Tabliq Sect Sheikh Kamoga of terrorism related activities.

Others convicted of terrorism are; Sheikh Siraje Kawooya, Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, Sheikh Fahad Kalungi, Kakande Yusufu alias Abdallah and Sekayaja Abdulsalam alias Kassim Mulumba.

Court adduced evidenced that the group planned the killings, sending of WhatsApp messages with pictures of graves, coffins, bullets to their rival groups.

The Justices said they will pass their n Tuesday at 2:30pm.

The other eight Muslims who have been on trial were acquitted of the charges.

Those acquitted are; Amir Kinene, his brother Hakeem Kinene, Abdul Rashid Sematimba, Hamza Kasirye, Twaha Sekitto, Rashid Jingo, Musa Isa Mubiru and Yiga George William.

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