Security operatives have shot dead a man whom they claim to have tried to arrest at his home in Ruhara village in Bwesumbu sub county, Kasese district. Matayo Bighanzire, who has been the local council vice chairperson, was shot dead at his home at about 8am on Friday, according to Samson Bagenda the Bwesumbu sub county chairperson.
Our reporter saw Kitsumbire being taken from Katarangyes office opposite Rwenzori Square and forcefully whisked into a vehicle registration number UAK 164R. Captain Katarangye refused to comment on the matter.
Gilbert Olulayah, a member of the committee and Shadow Information Minister for Defense, told URN that the information from leaders in district portrays a different picture from what they have gathered in Kampala.
Up to 63 lives have been lost over the last one week, most of them Royal Guards shot during the raid on the Palace on Sunday. Police says they have recovered 14 guns, most of which had been stolen from security installations. Also recovered were army uniforms, spears, machetes, medals, improvised bombs and arrows, among others.
Samuel Odongo, the Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander, who declined to reveal the identities, said the three are workers of Simba Safari Camp, where deployed at the time they were attacked. According to Odongo, the three are helping the police with investigations.
Speaking after the same service, Charles Wesley Mumbere, the Rwenzururu King repeated his call to government to establish an independent inquiry into the conflicts in the region. He said those involved in the criminal acts have tarnished the image of Rwenzururu Kingdom and Bakonzo as a community.