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Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola meets a delegation of Muslim leaders at police headquarters in Naguru on Wednesday. Courtesy photo

IGP Ochola Meets Muslim Leaders amid Concerns over Rampant Murders

According to a brief statement posted on the Police Social Media account, the two parties discussed pertinent matters in line with improving policing in Uganda.
posted onSeptember 19, 2018
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By Fred Kiva

KAMPALA. Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola on Wednesday hosted a delegation of Muslim leaders, who paid him a courtesy visit at the police headquarters in Naguru.

The delegation was headed by Supreme Mufti of Uganda Sheik Suleiman Kasule Ndirangwa.

According to a brief statement posted on the Police Social Media account, the two parties discussed pertinent matters in line with improving policing in Uganda.

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IGP Ochola with Senior police officers pose for a group photo with Muslim leaders at police headquarters in Naguru. Courtesy photo

Although the statement did not delve into details of the discussion, the meeting comes at a time when the Muslim community is concerned over rampant killings in the country which they say affect Muslims most.

During prayers for slain former Buyende District Police Commander Mohammad Kirumira at Old Kampala Mosque, Mufti of Uganda Sheik Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje reiterated his call to government for a report into rampant killings, including murders of Muslim clerics. He also asked that justice must be dispensed to suspects who he said are in detention.

Speaking during the same prayers, Deputy supreme Mufti Ali Waiswa requested the Muslim community to stay calm despite the increasing numbers of Muslims who continue being killed in the same manner.

Mentioning some victims of the gruesome murders that include Sheikh Hassan Kirya and Sheikh Rashid Wafula among others, Waiswa urged government to bring the perpetrators to book.

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