Lawyer Thembo Sibendire Geoffrey Bigogo says it is now a crime to be a royal guard of Rwenzururu Kingdom in relation to the “targeted” killings by Uganda police.
Bigogo doubles as the chairman LCV of Kasese district, is representing the people who were arrested over Rwenzori attacks in Bundibugyo and Kasese districts.
He was responding to attacks in Kasese district over the weekend that resulted in the death of Julius Manda, a royal guard.
Manda used a knife and stabbed one arresting police officer after which he was shot dead.
His partner (fellow guard) by the name of Aloysius Ndungu was arrested.
They were accused of circulating a letter threatening to attack locals.
“It now seems to be a crime to be a royal guard. Somebody who has control over the police and the army must end this,” Bigogo commented on the incident.
He was told by witnesses in Bigando that two royal guards who are stationed at the palace went back home in Bigando.
They had stayed for two days. On the fateful day, they had gone to visit a friend nearby their home.
“It is there that the chairman LCI a one Katsuro Ezakiel a known hater of the obusinga sited them and called in police.”
Police surrounded them and shot at them killing one.
Bigogo challenged everybody here to go to Kilembe hospital to find out if the police man who is said to have been stabbed is there.
The deceased royal guard was shot on the back.
“Nobody should tell lies after spilling innocent blood. God is watching.”
“The allegations of a letter which l saw warning some people to vacate Bigando are created to justify this heinous crime. Does the government think that people are fools to be hoodwinked? I think central government simply does not care.”