Police Spokesperson, Felix Kaweesi has linked the murder of Sheik Maj. Mohammed Kiggundu to Allied Democratic Forces rebels.
Speaking to media, Kaweesi said that the tactic used is similar to that used in the past killings of Muslims leaders.
“We thought we had neutralized ADF elements but it seems we still need to do a lot of work.” He urged all the other clerics who had been given security not to take any chances.
According to Kaweesi, Kiggundu was one of the clerics on a list of Muslim leaders being targeted by hit men.
Kiggundu, a rebel reformist was killed today morning at Masanafu, a Kampala suburb. His bodyguard, Sgt. Steven Mukasa too was also shot dead.
The incident happened at about 7:30 am when the two were driving to Pearl FM, where he has been a preacher of Islam.
Over seven Muslim clerics have been killed in a similar way in the last three years. Among these include the leader of Shia Muslim sect in Uganda, Abdulhakim Muwaya.