A witness who agreed to testify against a Muslim cleric against a backdrop of killings including the death of the head of Uganda’s Shia community, Sheikh Abdu Kadir Muwaya, was “beaten and castrated” reports say.
That much information was let out by prosecutors during a court session but the defence argued that those in court could not have been responsible for the attack as they were in jail.
The judge however adjourned the trial of one woman and 31 men, including a cleric from the Tubliq sect, which began on Monday to give more time to protect other witnesses who have agreed to testify.
It could be recalled that the head of Uganda’s Shia community, Sheikh Abdu Kadir Muwaya, was shot dead on Christmas Day in 2014 in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
Three days later Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga, a leader of the Tabliq sect was also shot dead in the wave of killings.
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