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Kasese killings: Lukyamuzi backs ICC intervention

By Wilson Manishimwe

Added 5th December 2016 02:35 PM

According to Lukyamuzi, what happened to Mumbere’s palace can chance to any cultural institution in Uganda.

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According to Lukyamuzi, what happened to Mumbere’s palace can chance to any cultural institution in Uganda.

 

The president of the Conservative Party, John Ken-Lukyamuzi, has said the arrest of the Rwenzururu king; Charles Wesley Mumbere makes other kings and cultural institutions in Uganda vulnerable.

According to Lukyamuzi, what happened to Mumbere’s palace can chance to any cultural institution in Uganda.

Lukyamuzi said he was perturbed by the footage about the raid of Mumbere’s palace.

“The Kasese killings should be reported to the International Criminal Court. Investigations should be done and justice prevails,” Lukyamuzi said.

He called for a dialogue as best way to solve Ksesese clashes.

Fresh clashes between security forces and suspected Rwenzururu kingdom loyalists erupted after a group of alleged royal guards of Omusinga (king) of Rwenzururu hurled an improvised grenade at Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and Police officers.

The UPDF and Police were patrolling Kasese town when the improvised grenade was reportedly hurled at them. The joint security forces responded with gunfire which sparked off retaliation attacks by suspected kingdom loyalists on Police Posts across the district.

Fleeing from gunfire, some of the suspected loyalists sought refuge in the palace of Omusinga Charles Mumbere. The UPDF ordered the Mumbere to direct the kingdom loyalists to get out of the palace or let the government forces in, but the orders were reportedly ignored.

Joint forces forcefully gained entry into the palace, opening fire on the suspected loyalists inside the facility. About 100 people, including 14 police officers, were killed in the attacks in Kasese.

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