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Profile: The life and times of Sheikh Nuuhu Muzaata – and people he clashed with

Sheikh Nuuhu Muzaata, the head of Da’awa at the Kibuli faction passed on December 04 at the International Hospital Kampala (IHK).

Here is a quick look at the life and times of the vocal Muslim cleric:

  • Date of birth: 1950s
  • Father: Adam Muzaata (RIP) (he was a religious healer and exorcist)
  • Place of birth: Bwaise, Lufula Zone near Kimombasa
  • Muzaata grew up in Bwaise slum
  • Education
  • Bilal Islamic School
  • Bilal Quran Islamic School, Wandegeya
  • Said to have led a student’s strike at Bilal Quran Islamic School over poor administration
  • Was popular with religious and political debates
  • 1982: joined  the University of Madina in Saudi Arabia
  • Later ordained sheikh
  • Ran a tour and travel company, particularly to arrange Hijja trips
  • Marriage
  • Separated with first wife
  • Other wives include: Qurusum Muzaata, a Kampala Capital CIty Authority (KCCA) clerk


  • October 2019: Muzaata blasts singer Eddy Kenzo for failing to wed fellow singer Rema Namakula
  • Called out Pastors Martin Sempa, and Pastor Joseph Sserwadda after they rebuked singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for politicizing a Christian hymn into the ‘Tuliyambala Engule’ song
  • Labelled Sheikh Umar Kamoga conman over his use of Quran in exorcism 
  • November 2017: Blasted Buganda Land Board over ‘Kyapa Mu Ngalo’ initiative to register all Buganda land occupants
  • Rebuked comedian MC Mariachi for jokes against Islamic faith
  • 2016: Accused former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura of working to divide Muslims
  • May 2015: Attacked Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga over Ettofaali project, an initiative for Kasubi Tombs reconstruction
  • Clashed with Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa over prayers to curse opponents.

Additional reporting: Courtesy

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