KAMPALA — Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata, the director of Dawah in the Kibuli-based Muslim faction has on Thursday July 15 hit at information and ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba — cautioning her not to step beyond her limits.
Shiek Muzaata slammed Ms. Nabakooba over comments, he described as intended to threaten the media and the opposition amid row over controversial scientific polls.
The popular Muslim leader, Shiek Muzaata made the remarks at a popular Pizza spot—Faize Café Bistro in Kyaliwajala where he said he had gone for a Pizza after hearing about it from colleagues.
“We are all new to this scientific election. Instead of threatening people and the media like I have heard in the past days, you need to sensitise them,” he said in an open jab to former police spokesperson turned politician.
Shiek Muzaata also cautioned the minister and government against using to much force against the people—citing consequences.
He called for a levelled ground in the forthcoming polls.
Ms. Nabakooba last week warned media houses to desist from using the proposed virtual election campaigns to promote hate speech in the country.
The minister claimed that some media organizations are using their air time to host politicians whose message promotes hate as well as misinforming the public.
Shiek Muzaata said this is not true and urged the minister to stop politicking
At the same event, he has also thrown tantrums at pastors who recently launched a campaign dubbed ‘I can’t breathe prayer and lamentation campaign’.
He suggested these should open up to the president and that churches are their businesses.
He urged patience in Ugandans—warning of potential increase in cases should government bow to threats by pastors.
“Islam teaches about patience and we live by that. We don’t need to rush because we know the magnitude of this virus,” he said.
He added: “I hear some people started wearing sackcloth. We don’t over blame them because their so called churches are two in one (businesses and churches). But for us Muslims, we believe we can pray from wherever we are,” he said, asking Muslims to keep praying, but, continue to be patient to avoid consequences.
Shiek Muzaata lauded Faize Café proprietor Faisal Kisiki for being innovative and asked him to create new branches for his cafe.
Mr. Kisiki said the distance isn’t a big deal because he offers free delivery via Safeboad.
We separately learnt that the businessman plans to open up a mega branch in the central business district.