Sheikh Yunusu Kamoga the Amir Ummah of the Nakasero Tabliq Muslim sect together with three others who were convicted for Terrorism will spend the rest of their life in prison, the High Court has ruled.
The International Crimes Division Court sentenced Sheikh Yunus Kamoga the leader of the Tablic Muslim sect, his brother Multabh Bukenya and two others Sheikh Siraje Kawooya and Shiekh Multabh Bukenya to life imprisonment for committing acts of terrorism.
Justices Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Percy Tuhaise and Jane Kiggudu have condemned the 4 sheikhs who are Muslim leaders for orchestrating terrorism instead of triggering their efforts to developing and uniting their communities.
The judges have also sentenced 2 other Muslims Yusuf Kakande and Abdu-Salam Ssekayanja to 30 years in prison each because they were just followers who would not give any commands
While sentencing the 6, the justices noted that the sheikhs were convicted of a serious offense of Terrorism which has a global impact on the welfare of communities and the Environment at large.
The sentence was read by the three judges of High Court’s International Crimes Court today Tuesday afternoon.
The other convicts sentenced to life are Muluta Mudde Bukenya, Fahad Kalungi and Siraje Kawooya.
The four, all of them Muslim Leaders were sentenced, according to the judges’ ruling, for failure to use their leadership positions to bring about harmony amongst their followers.
Kamoga and 5 others were yesterday Monday convicted for Terrorism, but acquitted on charges of murder and attempted murder of fellow Muslim leaders.
They were accused of orchestrating the deaths of Sheikh Mustapha Bahiga, Sheikh Abdu Kadhir Muwaya, Sheikh Hassan Kirya and attempting to murder Sheikh Harunah Jemba.
Meanwhile, a total of 8 out of 14 suspects were found not guilty of all charges by the court and were set free including Amir Kinene, his brother Hakeem Kinene, Sematimba Abdul Rashid, Hamza Kasirye, Sekitto Twaha, Jingo Rashid, Musa Isa Mubiru and Yiga George William.