The former Mbarara district Khadhi, Sheik Abdunoor Kaduyu has passed on.
Kaduyu passed on in the wee hours of today at Mbarara Mulsim supreme council health centre where he has been for the last two months.
Hajji Jamil Katongole Bakyase, the chairperson for Muslims in Nyamitanga division told Mbarara Sun reporter that the deceased was a great man who will always be remembered by all people irrespective of their religious affiliations.
Bakyase told our reporter that Kaduyu was known for ensuring peaceful existence of all Muslims amongst themselves and other religions as well.
Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni of West Ankole Diocese says that he has always known the deceased as a man who valued and respected people including the non Muslims.
Rashid Mukasa, the Mbarara district Muslims chairperson told our reporter that the deceased was a unifying factor and was a close friend to Bishops from the Catholic and Anglican faith.
Sheikh Abdunoor Kaduyu was born in 1930 in Butare village, Kyamuhunga Subcounty, Igara County (Bushenyi District).
He is a Munyankore by tribe originating from Abahweju clan. His father was late Muwalimu Asinani Lwabugabwa.
His Grandfather was Rwenduuru son of Katwiire son of Kagolo. His mother was late Hajati Asiati Beijugumbya from Abahiira clan.Sheikh Kaduyu now lives in Kitwe village, Kyeizooba Sub County, Igara County near Rwentuha town (Bushenyi District).
The deceased will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kitwe, Kyizooba in Bushenyi District tomorrow.