A royal guard of Rwenzururu Kingdom has been shot and killed in Kasese town.
A graphic image shared by Uganda Radio Network shows the guard dressed in casual wear lying dead in the middle of the road.
He was gunned down near a Market.
Rwenzururu Kingdom spokesperson Joshua Baluku identified the dead royal guard as Isaac Bwambale Mugoye.
Mugoye becomes the fifth royal guard to be shot and killed in a space of weeks.
Mid-March this year, police shot and killed four royal guards in Kasenyi trading centre in Buhuhira Sub County.
IGP Kale Kayihura linked the kingdom to a militia that launched Kasese attacks leading to the death of six people.
Kayihura alleged in a statement that those killed were members of a militia group linked to Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu cultural institution, calling themselves “Kirumiramutima” (strong-hearted).
Baluku dismissed the claim saying the four royal guards were shot dead from their homes.
Rwenzururu Kingdom demanded that Kayihura retracts the statement.