The spokesperson of the Tabliq sect Sheikh Siraj Kifampa has criticized the government over the life sentence given to three faithful including their leader Amir Umar Sheikh Kamoga Yunus, for terrorism.
Yesterday, Sheikh Kamoga Yunus together with Sirajje Kawoya, Multa Bukenya and Fahad Bukenya were sentenced to life imprisonment, while Sheik Yusuf Kakande and Fahad Kalungi were sentenced to 30 years in prison by three judges of the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court led by Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi. The other judges on the panel were Jane Kiggundu and Percy Tuhaise.
Sheikh Kifampa said the four were wrongfully convicted, adding that the government is witch-hunting Muslims.
“The sentence means Islam is still a problem to this country,” Sheikh Kifampa said, adding that “the sentence that was delivered means Uganda is a country which has not reconciled with her people.”