By Martha Nakimuli
A total of 1200 Ugandan Muslim pilgrims have left to Mecca and Madina.
The faithfuls left aboard Egyptian and Ethiopian airlines.The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council spokesperson Nsereko Mutumba says many Muslims would have gone to Mecca but the Saudi Arabian government sent only 1200 visas.
“Many Muslims would have gone for this year’s pilgrimage but the Saudi Arabian government sent only 1200 visas,” he said.
The pilgrims will return on October 24.Pilgrimage to the Holy places is the fifth pillar in Islam.