High Court in Kampala has Tuesday sentenced four sheiks to life in prison for committing acts of terrorism.
They are; Sheikh Yunus Kamoga the leader of the Tabliq Muslim sect, his brother Muluta Mudde Bukenya, Fahad Kalungi and Siraje Kawooya.
The four sheikhs appeared before the International Crimes Division Court Justices Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Percy Tuhaise and Jane Kiggudu, who yesterday convicted them of terrorism.
Two other Muslims Yusuf Kakande and Abdu-Salam Ssekayanja were sentenced to 30 years in prison each for abetting the crimes.
Terrorism upon conviction attracts a minimum of 35 years and a maximum of life imprisonment, according to Sec 71(b) of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
The group is accused of masterminding the murders of Sheikh Mustapha Bahiga, Sheikh Abdu Kadhir Muwaya, Sheikh Hassan Kirya and attempting to murder Sheikh Harunah Jemba.
On Monday, the justices acquitted eight Muslims that had been trial for the murder of Muslim clerics in the country.
Those acquitted are; Amir Kinene, his brother Hakeem Kinene, Sematimba Abdul Rashid, Hamza Kasirye, Sekitto Twaha, Jingo Rashid, Musa Isa Mubiru and Yiga George William.