Tabliq leader Kamoga, 3 Sheikhs sentenced to life in prison

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Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, who was convicted for terrorism

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.

Sheikh Kamoga and other terrorism convicts arrive at court ahead of sentencing

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.

Sheikh Kamoga and three others sentenced to life in prison

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.

Tight security at High Court as Sheikh Yunus Kamoga is sentenced to life imprisonment.

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.

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