Several politicians throng the vigil of the former Deputy Mufti and scholar, the late Dr. Dr. Abdul Anas Kaliisa which took place at the Kibuli Mosque. Dr. Kaliisa passed on last evening at his home in Kawempe.
The politicians included three presidential candidates; Gen Mugisha Muntu, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi and Gen Henry Tumukunde, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, 2nd Deputy Katikkiro Twaha Kawaase and other leaders.
Speaking to mourners, the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Bobi Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine vowed to immediately stop the guilty until proven innocent syndrome against Muslims.
Bobi Wine decried the recent gruesome gun down of Muslim clerics who included prominent the Shiite leader Sheikh Dr. Abdul Qadr Muwaya, Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga, Abdul Karim Sentamu and Hajj Abubaker Kiweewa who were in 2012 gunned down by unknown assailants in different locations in the city.
“There will be no more killings of Muslims and in such situations reports will be out immediately and perpetrators will be brought to book. I will ensure fair trial of all our citizens without any religious or cultural bias,” he said at Kibuli Mosque.
He pledged to work with young and top Muslim leaders to raise and protect their properties and aspirations, “I will stop the culture of removing veils to women while in public offices or taking official photos. This is a negative way that undermines their rights as Muslims,” he added.
Gen Henry Tumukunde promised to work more for the Muslim community when voted into leadership. “You have witness all I have done for this country and Muslim community and therefore you owe me no debt,” he said.