The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) Spokesman Nsereko Mutumba has dismissed reports of the sacking of the Uganda Muslims Mufti Shiek Ramathan Mubbajje by the UMSC chairperson Hassan Bassajjabalaba.
Mutumba says Bassajabalaba has no constitutional powers to sack the head of the Uganda Muslims.
He says it’s the Uganda Muslims Mufti who asked the UMSC chairperson to step aside to allow investigations into his financial dealings with the Uganda Muslims Supreme Body.
In a letter dated 14th June 2010, the chairperson of the Uganda Muslims supreme body suspended the Uganda Muslims Mufti for conducting himself in a manner which was un Islamic.
Bassajabala says his decision was based on accusations raised by members of the Uganda Muslims Joint session. The Joint Session is a body of 30 members comprising of the national Muslim executive and the college of Sheiks, both elected by the general assembly.
The two Uganda Muslim leaders have been in court over cases of mismanaging Uganda Muslim properties. The mismanagement of Uganda Muslim properties has led to divisions leading to the creation of Anti-Ramathan Mubbajje Muslim Kibuli Mosque faction headed by Shiek Zubairi Kayongo.
By Solomon Akugizibwe