Rwenzururu says Kayihura lying, royal guards killed in homes


Rwenzururu Kingdom has spoken out on IGP Kale Kayihura’s claims linking the kingdom to a militia that launched Kasese attacks leading to the death of six people.

The Kingdom spokesperson told media in Kasese town that Kayihura’s findings “were half baked”.

“As a kingdom, we are non-partisan… some people are dragging us in a place where we don’t belong.”

He added: “We are not happy about the statement that associates us with rebels or militias. As a kingdom, we are not happy.”

The Kingdom said elections took place peacefully in many places, Kasenyi included, wondering whether the violence happened in Kasenyi.

“Rwenzururu Kingdom distances itself from alleged involvement in Kasese Attacks. The IGP’s findings were half baked,” the statement said.

The statement also said four royal guards were shot dead from their homes.

“Where did IGP Kayihura get his information on Kasese attacks without talking to kingdom officials? What led to the clashes?”

Rwenzururu Kingdom now demands that Kayihura explains why police was deployed in Kasenyi, one of the areas where the attacks happened.

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).

Omusinga wa Rwenzururu official royal guards given to him by government.

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