“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.