Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Court blocks ‘rival Mufti’ Kayongo

Alfred Nyongesa Wandera - monitor.co.ug - Kampala - July 7, 2009

Kampala High Court yesterday gave a temporary lifeline to beleaguered Mufti Shaban Mubajje when Justice Yorokamu Bamwine upheld an interim order suspending recognition of Sheikh Zubair Kayongo as a parallel Uganda Mufti, until the main suit of the case is disposed of.

The injunction follows an application by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), represented by Mr Peter Kusima seeking the court to halt Sheikh Kayongo from identifying himself as a ‘Mufti’ and installing parallel district kadhis during his visits to mosques across the country.

Justice Bamwine ruled in favour of the UMSC citing dissatisfaction with the reasons given by the defence lawyer, Mr Charles Ssemakula Muganwa, not to file a response to the suit.

Mr Ssemakula told court that he did not file a defence because the notice given to him by the process server was not sealed and that the suit was parallel to the main one, saying it was thus improperly filed before court and asked Justice Bamwine to strike it out.

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Court blocks ‘rival Mufti’ Kayongo

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