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Sheikh Muhammad Galabuzi appointed new Uganda’s Supreme Mufti

Sheikh Muhammad Galabuzi is the new Supreme Mufti of Uganda (Photo/File)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The leadership of the Kibuli Muslim faction has appointed Sheikh Muhammad Galabuzi as the new Supreme Mufti of Uganda replacing Sheikh Kasule Ndirangwa who resigned early this year in April.

Sheikh Galabuzi’s appointment was confirmed on Monday afternoon by Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu the Director of communication and research in the Office of the Supreme Mufti.

According to the announcement made at Kibuli-based offices, Sheikh Galabuzi will officially assume office this week on Friday, November 26, 2021, and will be deputized by Sheikh Ibrahim Ntanda and Sheikh Mahad Kakooza.

Sheikh Ndirangwa’s resignation came moments after the death of outspoken Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata who was the spokesperson of the Kibuli faction.

In his address to the media after his decision to resign in April 2021, Sheikh Ndirangwa cited endless disagreements among the Kibuli Muslim faction leaders as the reason for his stepping down. He added that as a leader he couldn’t keep on fighting with elders in Islam over certain issues.

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“I would like to tell you that I have resigned as the Supreme Mufti of Uganda. I have taken the decision for the good of Islam,” he said. “That’s why I have decided to resign so that I can also pave way for other leaders to take charge from where I have stopped.”

Sheikh Ndirangwa was named Supreme Mufti to head the Kibuli based Muslim faction in 2015 when he replaced Sheikh Zubair Kayongo who passed away in April 2015 at Agha Khan Hospital in Tanzania.


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