The minister of Internal Affairs Minister Rose Akol says government has formed an investigative team to look into killings orchestrated by security forces in Kasese district.
Six people were killed in Thursday and Friday clashes with police and UPDF soldiers in Kisenyi and Kikonzo Kasese district.
The minister told press in Kampala on Saturday that families of those killed will not be compensated because they were “criminals”.
She maintained that the police and UPDF shot the victims in self-defense.
“Government appeals to the people of Kasese and the entire population to remain calm and inform police in time.”
SPC Joel Sustained a broken leg and his body guard was stabbed in the head and back.
“Five of the attackers were put out of action,” she said, adding, “Government is aware that some of the attackers are part of the bigger group called Yiira republic.”
This week President Yoweri Museveni told a Kasese delegation that visited him at State House that he would not allow the formation of a Yiira Republic on Ugandan soil.
Akol says the IGP is already available and taking the necessary action to put the situation under control.
“When doing an investigation it has to be all round so any information that will be given is welcome,” Akol said.
“Investigations must take place and conclusions given before any further actions are taken in regard to the attack.”
She said there are continuous actions by the government to end this.
“These clashes are based on sectarianism and to bring this to a halt is not a one day process. We are not yet aware of the motive of the attackers but the sectarian tendencies are attached to elections.”
She added: “As soon as we get information in regard to who these people were, we will keep you posted.”
Akol said it is not lack of professionalism but the police was under attack by the criminals.