Opposition Slam Police Over Rwenzururu Crisis


order geneva;”>In his remarks at a weekly press conference in Kampala on Tuesday, DP president Norbert Mao said, “Stopping the Rwenzururu king from visiting his people is an abuse to traditional freedom in the country.”

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He claimed it is a political plot to weaken all strong traditional cultures and kingdoms in the country.

“This is also a dictatorial move of crippling and diminishing all power centers in the country desiring that president should be the only man with power,” said Mao.

Mao added that the clash in Kasese district between the king and the police was unnecessary which left the life of King Mumbere under threat.

Police boss Lt Gen Kale Kayihura said blocking Mumbere’s trip was aimed at avoiding ethnic clashes between the Bamba and Bakonjo.

But Mao has strongly condemned the move by the “government to develop and cause collisions within different communities,” which he said is aimed at “advancing the divide and rule tactic hence abolishing kingdoms.”

On the other hand, Mao called on the government to institute policies against the mushrooming petrol stations which are a threat to the lives of citizens in the city.

Mao said petrol stations are just 100 meters from each other which in case of any fire the whole Kampala city might end up being burnt to ashes.

This comes after the fire that occurred on Saturday night at Namungoona, Kasubi along the Northern by pass in Kampala in which 39 people were burnt to death, and scores critically injured.


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