In Jinja today at the Jinja Magistrate Court, where the Omusinga bwa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere, which as expected the “treason” charge on the king we’re adjourned and the case will be taken up to court again on the 28th December 2016. Still, there nothing of case produced, except for the king who was taken from Nalufenya dungeon and are now detained at Luzira Maximum Prison. For the same terrorism claim that happen earlier in the 2016 as early as in midst of March 2016.
There we’re other dignitaries around the court and trying to get into the court to follow the courtship of the Omusinga. One of them we’re Dr. Kizza Besigye who is himself charged with “treason” and his case also pending. Proves the escalating Police State, as the Opposition Politician we’re taken away from the outside of the Court, as the other Kasese Members of Parliament where there to follow their king.
Besigye we’re taken by the Police Force on the outside and taken into an infamous black van riding in the direction towards Kampala through Bugerere. He was taken inside the van and many people we’re claiming that he would be taken to Nagalama Police Station in Mukono. Something that apparently didn’t happen; the Police Force through their hectic effort of silencing and monitoring the man, left him at his home in Kasangati, while guarding his home with more officers than of late. Before home he had been at Kakira, Nalufenya and Matugga. As they are trying to scare the man even more as they continue to have their illegal and defiant method of house-arrest at Kasangati.
The other suspects as the detained Royal Guards that we’re detained in November 2016 after the Kasese Massacre of the Uganda People Defence Force and the Special Force Command who attacked and burned the Buhikira Royal Ground. As well as the soldiers together with Anglican priest buried unidentified bodies left behind after the clashes and violence from the government security operatives who ambushed the Palace. These men we’re buried without family or friends remembering their lives as the government trying to clean their hands of their blood, while the ones that still living are charged as criminals as the men with weapons and commanders of the army are walking free. The King and his men are detained, the Royal Guards we’re transferred today to the Jinja Police Headquarters for questioning.
Together with all of the Dr. John Baluku we’re himself planning to see the courtship of Omusinga Mumbere at Jinja Court. He was thinking of being a court witness at the Jinja Magistrate Court, something the authorities didn’t accept, so Dr. Baluku has been detained by the authorities.
What were the charges on the king?
“Prosecution states that Mumbere and co-accused with purposes of intimidating members of the public for a political ,social, religious or economic reason and without due regard or safety of others attacked Kidodo police booth and murdered Kasimba on top of attempting to take the lives of eight other police officers” (…) “The accused are further alleged to have robbed Kasimba of an AK -47 gun with 30 rounds of aminitions and immediately used pangas and knives to kill him” (…) “The charges were read to Mumbere in a fully packed courtroom but just like in last month when he was arraingned in court for murder, he was not allowed to answer to plead to them as murder ,terrorism and aggrevated are capital in nature and only triable and bailable by the High court” (87.7 Baba FM, 13.12.2016).
So Chief Magistrate in Jinja John Francis Kaggwa has remanded and granted no bail for the king and his royal guards, as the violent oppressive regime continues to silence its critic with force and with forged criminal cases in the courts, as this yet another example of. Where the innocent is the criminals and the guilty is walking the streets. The guilty the army men and commanders who are not questioned for their killings in March 2016, where even the army we’re caught on tape just blasting Royal Guards and Youth on the roads at villages in Kasese and Bundibugyo sub-counties. The Rwenzori troubles of recent years have escalated with the skirmishes of the army itself as far back as in 2014 when similar acts happen.
Today is just a proof of how far the silencing the citizens, the kingdom that recently we’re accepted and now the government are using all their tools to silence Kasese after the recent attacks and killings. The Government went in with their army and killed; now the Kingdom and their men are detained. Something isn’t right and the government know’s that. And you knew that there was something wrong with the court sessions when the government has to close the five roads leading the Jinja Magistrate Court. There must be something wrong when the government cannot accept public interference and involvement in criminal cases.
The ones who earlier in the year protesting outside the Democratic Republic of Congo embassy who we’re protesting for the freedom of civil rights activist and opposition figures like Sam Mugumya who are still detained in the DRC. The ones that had to be in court for demonstrations today we’re Harold Kaija of the FDC and Owor Moses Cyrus Kibang. The Court adjourned the case until 7th Feburary 2017, still there hasn’t been produced any witness for the trespassing or affidavit saving the case. Still it is postponed. Peace.
There are something that doesn’t seem right today, as there are reported that that over 50 people who has been unidentified by the locals in Kasese being buried together. As they are all lifted of the Police Wagon and buried in the ground.
“Burial of 52 unidentified bodies at Rukoki UPDF army barracks in Kasese; religious leaders lead prayers” (NBS TV Uganda, 04.12.2016).
There is with sadness that so many people are buried, not by their own families and not by their folks as these are remains of their bodies and souls have lost even the humanity of grief as the Police Commanders and Priest are praying over their fall. Imagine if this was your brother who in a little moment we’re they dug a unknown grave to at an Army Barracks, by people associated with the ones who might killed him. That isn’t respectful, but shows the extent of how the Republic violated the trust between themselves and the society at large.
The Uganda People’s Defence Force with French speaking soldiers, most likely M23 cadres who has gotten free-pass after the surrounding of Goma and the amnesty from the government of Uganda in 2013. So the red-hats we’re around the compound and inside the palace on the days of questions, as the leaked clips from Police Officers has showed military men speaking French, which a token of the M23 connection to the authorities that happen at Buhakira Royal Palace in Kasese.
With that in mind it we’re reported the army, but they are now collectively with the Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba of the Special Force Command, which we’re in charge directly we’re Brigadier Peter Elewu who always will have has hands tainted of the affair. This as Minister of Interior Jeje Odongo blamed the Royal Guards for the sieged palace attacks. While the leaked clips in the recent 48 hours shows the gates opened up in peace when the soldiers arrive before the attacks transpired.
With the knowledge of over 52 unknown buried today, with reported also that families we’re able to identify at the mortgages in Kasese about 70 bodies. There has been alone in these calculations over a 120 royal guards killed plus the 130 who we’re detained after it all. As well as 15 kids who we’re in and around the area who has not been accounted for and still has surfaced. This with the knowledge of the 14 police officers who lost their lives and the royal guards we’re official numbers 48 Royal Guards. That doesn’t add up in any math-class.
If there we’re only as AIG Andrew Felix Kaweesi claimes still that the official number 62 total dead after the Kasese Clashes, than who are the 52 unknown buried from? Did they just drop dead and arrived on a yellow bus up the hill from a Safe-House around Kampala? Where did they come from; as well as the reported 70 identified Royal Guards that has gotten buried by families and friends. Not been buried on a UPDF Barracks grounds; which is the killers donating dirt to the ones who suffered their demise.
So the Police Force and the government tries to dummy it down, tries to deduct their numbers and make the people into submission with wrongful statements, as there aren’t even conducted proper statements for the ones in the fires and killings in the rest of Kasese District the same week, as the army attacked other places, which mattered to the Kingdom and where they had royal guards.
So the numbers of now is more likely to rise again, when the cover-ups are shed lights on as the people talks and the circulated information are coming. But 70 identified, 52 unidentified, 14 Police Officers and plus the unaccounted for is more than 62 by calculation. So the lies are very evident and clear. The Government tries to overshadow the reality and their own shoddy behaviour where they went to burn down a Royal Palace and get rid of a Kingdom. This happens without any for-warning for civilians or anybody else.
The worry is how easily this information get pushed around without questions; that the newly buried men are not counted in as it is close to artificial number the Police has offered as fact. That isn’t a mere opinion, but fact from their official spokesperson who lies more deeply without any flinch of the eye-lid compared to his comrade Fred Enaga. AIGP Kaweesi lies so much, that truths are myths to fellow human being and his existence.
All the leaked material shows the disrespectful attack the Police together with the Army and M23 had on the Palace, as well as the Kenyan leaked clips where the Army even buried men alive on the compound. Which I am sure has not been accounted for and the ones that we’re taken by the fire, if there we’re any are surely as well not accounted for. There are so many lives that don’t matter to the authorities and the families are left in the dark. The Republic is left in the dark when these matters are unsolicited for and are acted upon in this way.
The reality is that too many lived died on that weekend and week in question in November 2016. The reality is that the men behind are saved behind shields of comfort by the ruling regime who don’t have capacity to see their evil intents and acts upon their own. The reasoning behind this attack on humanity is still in the wind as the fellow response from the world other than a U.S. Travel Advisory has been a true evidence that the deaths doesn’t matter to them either; which in itself is worrying sign of how much evil a regime can do without consequence from their fellow allies and trading-partners. This kind of acts should make the donors start stuttering for their affiliation with this regime. Parts of me wish this was a gay-club shootout in Kampala, than the rainbow nations would show some concern and condemn it, but since these men and woman we’re connected to a Monarchy in the Mountains of Rwenzori, than it wasn’t to worry about; which is disgraceful from anyone who values lives over monies.
We can all question the behaviour and condemn the attack on the Royal Palace, the days after and the aftermath we’re all cronies has tried to certify the Obusinga bwa Rwenzurururu Charles Wesley Mumbere as a “terrorist” and having a terrorist group, with a pistol given by IGP Kayihura, an AK-47 and a bunch of machetes. While the army came in with sophisticated weaponry and rifles, used bombs and burned the palace down to total utter destruction of the Palace. As they acted more like terrorist, as the Royal Guards as by leaked films greeted and welcomed the army inside. So the truth will overcome the nonsense.
But what we can all take from this, the Ugandan Government doesn’t value the lives of their own citizens, as it could easily send in army get rid of royal guards, take king as prisoner and burns down his palace without warrant or warning. Seal of the town of Kasese and evacuate all people and detain a journalist for filming matters. So the matter of consistent disregard for the people Kasese has been from the get-go.
The motives and the reasons behind the attacks, can be many or a few… it can be the creations of districts, can be clearing way for the planned military compounds in the district as there been speculated that Museveni wants to re-enter into DRC and the mineral rich areas across the boarders! But that is all speculation at this point. We cannot know at this point. We cannot see the reason or added reality for the massive attack on humanity that happen at Kasese. We cannot adjust or amend the reality for the ones that already we’re taken for granted and killed by a gang of merciless government security agents. This is mere fact, but the reason behind the killings, burnings and destruction of a monarchy is still unknown.
When the truth will surface is unknown as the many victims of the clashes in Kasese. The truth might be smeared and beholden to few powerful men, but all the dead deserve more than what they getting. These men and woman, these people who lost their own in mere hours that weekend needs answers, need recognition and needs the truth. While the government might need it deeply sealed, because they went all-in without concern of life or justice. They sent their mercenaries and killed their own. We can all see that because of the staggering numbers of dead that appeared after it all; what is worse they might be wrong and not bring justice to the total dead. Which proves how much loss of life happened and why the people of Kasese deserves something else than the spin-control of the authorities that we’re in-charge of violence that day.
The ironies of the world shouldn’t befoul the town of Kasese and Rwenzori region. But when the Uganda Police Force that had a joint operation with the Uganda People’s Defence Force and besieged the Buhikira Royal Palace in Kasese this weekend. Where they terminated so many of the Royal Guards as possible with tehir heavy machine guns and they nearly had none. This while they nearly had guns them, the servants we’re mocked and undressed. They are after the clashes used as spin-control by the authorities.
Kasese RDC: “The royal guards have been changing their names. At some point they called themselves ‘Omusinga Youth Group’”.
Earlier in the year, the Kasese had the “Kirumiramutima”, the strong-hearted, the strange things is that the 136 we’re arrested as well this time around, as the skirmishes earlier in the year shot Royal Guards in the villages and area around. Now the RDC of Kasese is claiming another unit of militia. That just springs out of nowhere, like a magic trick out of thin air.
The latest violence and killings has been done by the army and the police officers as the post-election violence we’re rapid and made by the Police Force.
That Hon. Gen. Jeje Odongo said: “We condemn in the strongest terms possible all those who promote the ideology of extremism and violence. The UPDF and the Uganda police have a constitutional mandate to protect all Ugandans, their life and property. Anybody who takes armed action to destabilize the security of Uganda will be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land”.
They got dealt with all right, they got taken out without court orders or even charges to foil the men who lost their lives, therefore the terrorist claims comes after. Just like the March and July clashes was sanctioned by the same government, and it was the interference of an Electoral Commission that made the villages burn in Bundibugyo. Something that cannot be forgotten, this is a ploy for the government to clear their name of the violence and killings made in their name and under their leadership. The innocent becomes the culprits and the killers become saviours. The justice doesn’t prevail, the impunity does live on.
“UPDF massacred unarmed Guards” said MP Atkins Katusabe. MP who was at the palace during Sunday’s offensive. Says 130 were killed(the Observer, 30.11.2016).
So that the Police Force are now asking for it to not be politicked about after the clashes and let the Security Operatives continue like nothing. Because they doesn’t want to be questioned or asked why they all of a sudden had a Joint-Operation which burned a Palace, made a King a terrorist and where total during the weekend over 120 killed. If so, they we’re made to put to account the initial stories would differ from the ones spin-controlled from the Security Operations.
The dead wouldn’t speak and the detained would fear to speak for the lives of their loved ones. The Police Force might see some command post relieve themselves out of fear, but I am sure the community at large is at fear, because their society and town we’re sealed off and the evacuated as the Military Operation we’re on-going.
The Police is well-known for interfering in politics and wouldn’t be news as they usually turn public meetings into displays of how much tear-gas they can spread public in shortest amount of time.
Now it was shooting as much bullets as possible at unarmed Royal Guards and nobody knows how the Police Officers died or if that was accidents made by fellow soldiers inside the sieged Palace. Because none has delivered a clear story or any report suggesting why the need for excessive force, other than false claims that cannot be verified, sort of like Donald Trumps tweets. A bunch of worthless spin-control, which what the authorities leaves the families of the dead and the one still breathing trying to find the ones missing and the ones who disappeared in the fire of the Palace.
This will be political, because there we’re political motives from above high, if it was a sorry excuse, proof of power or to silence a kingdom. Who knows, but the President who fled when he could to peaceful pastures of South Africa. What we can ask is why? And why does the Police lie and makes up fiction?
The truth hasn’t been delivered if so, there would be more to it and it would be more transparent, but it isn’t because the Authorities kept the bodies of the Royal Guards until they stink at the Morgue of the Hospital in Kasese; so the families had to wait to bury their loved ones who suddenly vanished. The truth isn’t there, just like it wasn’t earlier in the year. We can just wonder what triggered the tyrant and his regime to overthrow and recapture Kasese in this fashion. Peace.
After 48 hours inside the dungeon of Nalufenya Prison, the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere was appearing infront to Jinja Magistrate Court. Where the presiding judge on orders from above, had decided to put “treason” Charge on the man, who has lost his Royal Guards and his Palace in the matter of the recent weekend. With a bloodshed unleashed by the Special Force Command and Uganda People’s Defence Force.
The Rwenzori Kingdom in Kasese has gotten massive losses; the town of Kasese has seen a siege operation where the Army and Police had all intent of blazing the gates and storm the Palace without any consideration of life or mercy. The ones taken in as humiliated and with force. The king himself will be in costudy and in bracelets until 13th December as the case, which as procedure will be prolonged indefinitely and evidence will come forward in the working case of the Court. It have not produced anything yet other than the culprit, the others is at the Central Police Station of Kasese, the 140 guards who we are lucky not to be killed by the vicious army of the bloodthirsty soldiers.
We can all wonder what kind of message it sends, when eyewitnesses say that the weapons found in the palace are forged and the evidence placed there by the army who stormed the Palace after a brutal battle in Kabarole the day before. We can all question when the AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi saying that the king and his powers had built up and militia. While the first proof was an AK-47 and Pistol. That is less than President Museveni has besides his pillows at one of the Presidential locations across the Republic.
So I don’t trust the army or the Police that works in political and reality for the President, not for the security of the people, they will manufacture stories and make belief of any kind of reasoning and doubt beyond any mere fact to fix the outcome and tarnish the king. They got no other way to clear the air and clean their blood from their hands. Their already disregard for dialogue or touch with reality is what transpired into the bloodbath at the Palace in Kasese.
The one who happens to be in bracelets, Mumbere is the one needing safety by the state; he is the one that is sitting in the cell. The king with no Palace, no servants and no one to address his concern as the state can make anyone a terrorist and anyone can lose their freedom if it benefits the tyrant.
President Museveni has forgotten his people, his constitution and the reasons for his rebellion; if the rebellion was not anything else than an excuse all along for him to overthrow and gain all power. Something it seems by every day counting.
We can just wonder if the souls of Idi Amin and Milton Obote still roams the land and see their successor acts as vicious as they see, the liberator turned tyrant with swift force and with smiles and grins of allies in Libya and America. Now, the Libyan interference is gone, but the exported weaponry and battle training from the U.S. is still happening. These techniques are now used to get-rid of kingdom and their loyal subjects. With a force and authorities we did not think the masters of our day would ever be able to do, and that to their own. The own people, the own subjects and the citizens of its own country with no mercy and justification, therefore a manufactured court to save face for the killings just mere hours ago. Peace.
“Speaking to KFM, the Member of Parliament for Busongora County in Kasese district William Nzoghu said if the UPDF and Police had not attacked the Rwenzururu kingdom offices on Saturday, no one would have been killed” (KFM, 2016)
The Government are now internally working on their strategy to clear the air and clean their hands of the blood. The destruction of the Buhikira Royal Palace at Kasese, together with the arrests of 130 Royal Guards and killing dozens of Royal Guards. Together with the killings of the Police Officers and Soldiers that we’re in the shootout!
The hours of violence and killings, the dismay of Kasese and its kingdom is pivotal to where we are today. Today is the first day after three days of violence in the area, that in Kabarole and in Kasese. Where the Royal Guards has killed and also Security Operations that been instructed by the Major General Kainerugaba Muhoozi, the son of the President has been in charge of the operation. This been done with more thorough force than they did earlier in the year. The killings been systematic, what is hurtful isn’t that the Police are detaining a journalist; that is expected by them as they are internal part of the functioning party lead from the President.
What is demeaning to the situation is that the Special Forces Command is back in the Palace and with more force than earlier in the year. Where they together with Police detained 134 Royal Guards and killed 40 of them, while burning the Palace, detaining the King and Queen of Rwenzururu.
So on the first day of mourning and first day of recollection, as the dust from fires of the houses that is burned to ground. We can question why did this happen and why now? Why does the SFC under command of Maj. Gen. Muhoozi get allowed with order to “shoot to kill” civilians, Royal Guards and seal of a town in the midst of peace-time, while also undress servants of king and put them on display in the compound of the ruined palace. Why?
“Just seen the bodies of the royal guards killed at the palace loaded on one vehicle” – journalist Thembo Kahungu.
And why can they after 48 hours shoot in the air when the families of the all the fallen, the deceased and the affected by the assault of the Monarchy are not allowed to visit their dead and give them a burial. While the Uganda Police Force are planning their burials for the fallen Police Officers; the discontent and the disregard for the people of Kasese is clear and message is sent when this messages are spread.
What even hurts more when the serious Media Channel and International Broadcast blasts away a story of terrorist/separatist of the fictions state of Yiira, that Al-Jazeera sounds more like the ignorant Ofwono Opondo than a serious broadcaster and shows their sorry state of intelligence when that is what they report after the vicious and malicious attempts of cover-up from the government who went in with artillery, heavy machinery, to a Palace they emptied of weapons in April 2016, when the King himself after dialogue with the NRM gave the guns after the last skirmish. Oh, gee how these details get forgotten fast in the wind of brutal murders that occurred this weekend and we’re sanctioned from the man who we’re busy packing his yellow shirts and travelling to South Africa.
There are reports up to a total of 400 died during the weekend clashes between government security operatives towards the locals who either we’re connected with the kingdom or just by-passers. This numbers cannot be verified at this moment as there are so many uncertainties and also that the Security Operatives has done whatever they could to put the world in the shadow of their business this weekend. That is because they know they got something to hide, if it was legal and legit it would be an open bazaar, instead it’s a sealed of town where scores of dead bodies lying there all around the compound of the Palace.
“If this regime leader can treat a leader of over a million people like this, what will happen to the common man?” – Gen. Mugisha Muntu
While we are questioning the aftermath of this senseless skirmish of Maj. Brig. Muhoozi and his forces together with Police Force, the King himself is detained in the Nalufenya Prison in Jinja. The media in the area has gotten a gag-order because the intelligence and truth they don’t want out. As the Republic is not supposed to know what kind of activity that has been done on order by the President who left the building while it was being torn down and burned, together with the merciless killing.
And after the fact of the pictures of these guards, the burning of the palace as they are trying to hide the victims and ransacking of the it; together with the knowledge of the Royal Guards put into an Army Van and driven to the Kasese Hospital Mortuary where the families of the deceased is not allowed in. Proves that the SFC under Maj. Brig. Muhoozi has something untold as they rushed and attacked the kingdom with full force and fierce and merciless this time around. Because the Army has already killed fellow Royal Guards during the year, in Kasese and in the villages. So it shows that the Army and Central Government under President Museveni have problems with this practice of the Rwenzururu Kingdom. Instead of dialogue Museveni has as always during his long career and life, have faith in the gun over reason. Therefore he orders to kill and shoot the ones who happen to be Palace this weekend. Peace.
KFM/David Mukhaye – ‘Kasese leaders blame government for Rwenzori clashes’ (28.11.2016) link: http://kfm.co.ug/news/kasese-leaders-blame-government-for-rwenzori-clashes.html
KASESE: On Saturday 26 November 2016, the Uganda Police Force reported fights between guards from a western Uganda royal community and the Uganda Police in Kasese 345km (over 5hrs), west of the city of Kampala.
Today, Monday 28 November, the security agencies have the situation under control and calm is returning to the area. The rest of the country is very peaceful and is a safe place and destination to travel to.
The cause of these clashes is currently being investigated by the Police and other security teams.
We have confirmed that the Uganda Police Force and other security agencies are in Kasese to ensure the peace and safety of people and property. The safety and well-being of our guests, travelers, tourism businesses and their property is our first priority and we shall keep you updated on the situation in the area. Travellers can still enjoy their stay in Uganda’s national parks, cities and islands.