MP Centenary maintains that the petition has nothing to do with the King and the Kingdom but rather individuals who lost their lives. He adds that once enough evidence is gathered, there is no one who will stop the proceedings of the case.
Members of Parliament who petitioned the International Criminal Court-ICC
over the 2016 killings in Kasese have hit back at Omusinga Charles Wesley
In 2016, a group of MPs from the Rwenzori sub-region petitioned the ICC to
investigate the Kasese killings. The petition was against President Museveni in
his capacity as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Maj Gen Peter Elwelu
who commanded the attack on the palace and Assistant Inspector General of
Police Asuman Mugenyi.
The petitioners were led by Kasese Municipality Member of
Parliament, Centenary Robert, Kasese Woman MP, Winnie Kizza and their Busongora
North counterpart, William Nzoghu.
More than 100 civilian were killed during the assault on the palace.
Thursday while in Kasese Queen Agnes Ithungu Asiimawe, Mumbere’s wife said that
the King had denounced the petition and denied having any knowledge and giving
blessing to the decision by the MPs to indict President
Ithungu also said that the petitioners are against peace and unity
in the region.
However Centenary, says that they are not concerned about the King’s
statements. He says that the petition has nothing to do with the King and the
Kingdom but rather individuals who lost their lives.
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Kiiza says that the petition before the ICC is hinged on crimes against humanity,
not the King himself.
Agnes Kabugho a mother of 3 from Kasanga in Bwesumbu Sub County of
Kasese, who lost her husband during the attack on the palace, says that her
hope is not in the petition.
She wants the government and the kingdom to assist families who lost relatives
in the clashes.