Mbale-A top Muslim cleric in Mbale town, Eastern Uganda has been murdered.
Sheikh Rashid Wafula, the Imam of Bilal Mosque in Mbale town, was killed last night as he entered his home at Nakaloke, on the outskirts of the town.
Sheikh Wafula, who is the third Muslim leader to be assassinated in recent days, was also one of the founding directors of Nakaloke Islamic Primary and Secondary schools.
Other Muslim leaders that have been killed in a similar manner include Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga and Sheikh Abdul Kadir Muwaya, who was killed on December 25 last year.
Investigations into their death are ongoing but the Police boss, Gen. Kale Kayihura has come out to pin the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) as the group behind this ongoing murder of Muslim leaders.
Imam Wafula’s killing comes in the wake of murders of prominent persons in the country, the most pronounced being that of Joan Kagenzi, a former Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions.
At the time of her death Ms Kagenzi was prosecuting the case of thirteen terror suspects charged with killing over seventy people who were watching the World Cup finals in 2010.
The Prosecutor, who was with two of her children, was killed by assassins moving on a boda boda as she drove home to Najjera, a city suburb.