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Three Ugandans Killed in DRC

The Rwenzururu official has been identified as Deo Kyoghero, a resident of Isango Village in Kitholhu Sub County in Kasese district.
Three Ugandans including an official of the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu Kingdom were allegedly killed under unclear circumstances on New Year’s Eve inside the Democratic Republic of Congo. Only, the Rwenzururu official has been identified as Deo Kyoghero, a resident of Isango Village in Kitholhu Sub County in Kasese district. It is alleged that Kyoghero was killed together with two other Ugandans in a gunfire exchange with Congolese government forces.  According to information obtained by URN, several other people who were in the company of the deceased, sustained injuries and are believed to be in hiding.

The bodies of the deceased were laid in a mass grave in Ihungu area near Kasindi town, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Lieutenant Ninsiima Rwemijuma, the 305 the spokesperson 305 UPDF brigade has confirmed the incident. He says that investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances under which the three Ugandans were killed. He says that they will get to the bottom of the matter because they have always known Deo Kyoghero as a good citizen and civil servant.  But a senior UPDF commander in the region told URN on condition of anonymity that the deceased were involved in rebel activities. He says that they have repeatedly warned people in the area to desist from subversive activities but they have paid a deaf ear, adding that whoever tries to play around with a gun will dance to its tunes.

Patrick Nyamunungu, the spokesperson Rwenzururu kingdom says that the late Kyoghero has not been active in the palace for sometime. He also rubbishes claims that the deceased was in the DRC on official Kingdom duties. Kyoghero is suspected to have been part of the militia that attacked Muhokya police station in July last year and was fiercely opposed to the establishment of Busongora heritage kingdom led by Ivan Rwigi IV Rutakirwa.