Chapter Four Uganda Statement: “First Anniversary of Kasese Killings: We Remember” (27.11.2017)
One year ago, more than 55 people – including at least 14 police officers – were killed in the Kasese clashes on November 26. A day later, the military and police forces launched a deadly assault on the Rwenzururu palace killing more than 100 civilians – including children.
One year later, we know more than 180 civilians were arrested and charged in court. However, no military or police officer has been charged for the killing of civilians. Families continue to narrate their ordeal of missing relatives and the palace remains cordoned off by security forces as a crime scene.
We call for an independent and impartial investigation into the role of security forces in the Kasese killings to deliver justice to the victims and their families.