Muslims and leaders demand proof as link to ADF claims another cleric’s life
Saturday July 4 2015
Relatives and friends of Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya pray at his funeral in Kampala. Latest killing brings to 12 number of clerics’ deaths, yet police have no answers. PHOTO | FAISWAL KASIRYE
Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya became the 12th Muslim cleric to be murdered since 2012 by killers who brazenly take out their targets and get away on the ubiquitous motorcycle taxis commonly known as boda boda.
Many people have complained that the police focus on political policing — buying teargas, anti-riot equipment and footing allowances for anti-riot informants — comes at the expense of normal policing.
Sheikh Kirya’s murder bears an uncanny resemblance to that of deputy chief prosecutor Joan Kagezi on March 30 with respect to the way the police work.
Like those before him, Sheikh Kirya’s murder has also been linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels and infighting among the Muslim factions. But not everyone is convinced.