One person has died following violent clashes at Kisembi Mosque in Katabi Town Council in Entebbe municipality on Monday evening. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson identifies the deceased as Kiggundu Ahmed, 58. According to Owoyesigyire, Kiggundu succumbed to injuries he sustained in the clash at the mosque shortly after being admitted at Meditech Health Center in Nkumba Bufulu.
Owoyesigyire explains that a conflict erupted at a mosque at approximately 9 p.m. regarding the management of the mosque. “In the midst of this altercation, Mr. Kiggundu Ahmed, 58, was brutally assaulted by individuals known to him. Miraculously, Mr. Ahmed managed to escape and promptly sought refuge at Kasenyi Police Station, where he filed a case and named some of his attackers,” he said in a statement.
He explained that after realizing the gravity of his injuries, Kiggundu was swiftly transferred to Meditech Health Center in Nkumba Bufulu. “Tragically, despite the efforts of medical personnel, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival. His remains have been transported to City Mortuary Mulago, pending a thorough postmortem examination,” he said. Owoyesigyire says that four suspects are in custody at Entebbe Police Station in connection to the incident.
“We assure the public that no stone will be left unturned during this investigation. We, as the territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan, vehemently condemn such acts of violence and unrest within our communities. Our commitment to justice is unwavering, and we will ensure that those responsible for this heinous crime are brought to justice,” he said.
He promised to provide more details about the incident as the investigation progresses and extended his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kiggundu during this difficult time.