Water in Kasese municipality has been reconnected after tests carried out showed there wasn\'t any trace of poison. The water was disconnected by NWSC staff after police reports that it had been poisoned by enemies of the Bakonzo and Rwenzururu Kingdom.
A poison scare has this morning forced the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) to switch off water in Kasese Municipality. Kasese District Police Commander Michael Musani Sabila says unknown people told locals that the water had been poisoned by â€˜enemiesâ€™ of the Bakonzo and Rwenzururu Kingdom. NWSC area Manager for Kasese, Stanley Kamugisa, says samples of the water have been taken to NWSC laboratory in Kasese town for testing, which will last for three hours.
Drama continues to unfold in Kasese as Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere storms out of his palace despite heavy police deployment meant to stop him from traveling to Bundibugyo. Just hours after police deployed at the palace outside Kasese town and disarmed his guards, Mumbere tried to walk out of the palace, but he was blocked just about two hundred meters away as he approached Kilembe road to access Kasese town on foot.
Two police officers have been detained for opening fire on a rowdy crowd along the streets of Kasese town during a demonstration against the blockage of King Charles Wesley Mumbere from visiting Bundibugyo district.
The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura who is camping in Kasese since Thursday announced today that the central government advised King Mumbere and his subjects to have the celebrations in Kasese district where his palace is. However, the Kingdom cabinet sat on Friday morning and resolved that the King must visit Bundibugyo district on Saturday.
A group of people who lost their property when the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attacked Kasese town in 2001 are planning to sue the government for failure to compensate them. On March 11, 2001 shortly after the general elections, suspected ADF rebels attacked Kasese town and killed at least 11 people. They also burnt 54 cars and a number of houses.
Kasese district leaders have called off a function to thank President Yoweri Museveni for elevating his former Aide De Camp Wilson Mbadi to Major General and appointing him Joint Chief of Staff. Mbadi, who spent many years as Museveniâ€™s ADC until November 2012 when he was promoted to Brigadier and sent to head 4th Division, is the highest ranking UPDF officer hailing from Kasese.
Two children are confirmed dead in Bwera Town Council, Kasese district after fire reduced to ashes the house they were sleeping in on Tuesday. In a separate incident on Thursday morning, a 14 year-old boy in Buhuna II village, Karambi sub-county in Kasese District died after a sand quarry he was working in curved in on him.
Kilembe Hospital has been closed following yesterday\'s floods. The patients have been transferred to Bwera Hosipital, Kagando and Kasese Municipal Council Health Centre III. Red Cross can confirm that 432 homes have been affected by the flood.