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Kasese, Bundibugyo clashes: 255 attackers surrender
Publish Date: Jul 27, 2014
Kasese, Bundibugyo clashes: 255 attackers surrender
Security personnel deployed at the site where policemen were attacked on a weigh bridge in Kasese earlier this month. PHOTO/Wilson Asiimwe
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By Hope Mafaranga

Up to 255 people who participated in this month’s Kasese and Bundibugyo attacks have surrendered to government and have asked for amnesty. Of those 86 are from Bundibugyo district.

Major Ronald Kakurungu, the 2nd division army spokesperson, said all of them are in Maliba sub-county, Kasese district awaiting rehabilitation.

Kakurungu said many people from Bundibugyo are surrendering in Kasese where they feel more secure than in Bundibugyo.

However, some people doubt their honesty because they are coming out without the weapons used in the attacks.

“We are being tasked to explain why those surrendering are not handing over the weapons they used to fight to government,” said Hajji Moses Muhindo, a member of the peace and reconciliation committee.

‘Just drama’

Maria Karungi, a resident of Bubukwanga, fears they are only tricking the government to buy more time to re-organize for a more aggressive attack.

“They are tricking government to think that they have reformed while looking for more tactics of a comeback. Sincerely speaking they had guns, pangas, arrows, bows spears but where are the weapons?” she reasoned.

“Government should instead task each of them to bring whatsoever weapon he used to fight. Otherwise their surrendering is just drama.”

Meanwhile, nine bodies exhumed from mass graves in Bundibugyo were on Friday reburied separately on government hospital land after no relatives turned up to identify or claim them.

Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, head of forensic in the Uganda Police Force, said the bodies had sharp and deep cuts in the head.

“All the nine male bodies had sharp cuts on the head. We are going to analyse them to see how deep the wounds are, in which part of the body and how many each body had,” he said.

Bundibugyo district leaders shunned the burial ceremony, with only the area LC1 chairperson turning up after because she was specifically called in.

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