Mumbere accuses police of bloodshed, fueling unrest


Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere (R) prepares to plant

The Cultural leader of Rwenzururu Kingdom Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere wants Police Flying Squad withdrawn from the Rwenzori region.

The King accuses the flying squad has fuelling unrest in the region.

On Sunday, four people were killed in a scuffle at Mumbere’s palace in Kasese town.

The dead include two Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers, a royal guard and a boda boda motorist.

According to Major Ronald Kakurungu, UPDF 2nd division spokesperson, an unidentified people attacked the soldiers a few meters from Mumbere’s palace in Kasese town killing them in the process.

Police spokesperson in a statement said the attackers were Mumbere’s royal guards who tried to a UPDF royal guard in vain.

While meeting Captain Mike Mukula, the National Vice Chairman of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party, last week at his Buhikira Royal Palace, Mumbere protested the killing and kidnap of members of his security team.

He said so far five of his guards have been killed and four others allegedly kidnapped.
The latest to be killed was Yofesi Maate Mugoye, a royal guard, and a quarter master in the Buhukira Royal Palace who were gunned down at Sauliyako market by security operatives.

Mumbere also said he was willing to re-unite with the Obundingiya Bwa Bamba cultural leader, Lt Col Martin Kamya, to restore peace in the Rwenzori sub-region.

More than 30 people have been killed in Bundibugyo and 11 in Kasese districts respectively in post-election violence.


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