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FDC Warn Museveni on Rwenzori Tribal War

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this site geneva;”>In a series of responses from its organs like Police, UPDF and some local leaders, FDC said, government could be unknowingly breeding conflict between the warring Bakonzo of the Rwenzururu, and the Bamba of the newly established Obudinghiya kingdom.

Party spokesperson John Kikonyogo observed at a press conference that most of government agencies were in their responses apportioning wholesome blame on Bakonzo as a tribe, and not the individual elements behind the attacks.

The best way out, he said, was to look for the root cause of the problem rather than inciting one group against the other.

“The attackers we believe are individuals who are perusing something that is not yet known, but not the whole Rwenzururu kingdom,” he noted.

In the ongoing hunting and arrests of the culprits, Kikonyogo asked security forces to observe restraint, as arresting innocent Bakonzo could rally the whole tribe into vengeance.

Meanwhile the opposition party rushed to accuse President Yoweri Museveni as the primary cause of the Rwenzururu crisis and various other tribal conflicts elsewhere.

The president’s policy of supporting small cultural groupings to demand independence from their mother kingdoms, FDC said would soon catch up with him.

“Museveni is unlikely to win this battle. We had seen him openly rallying Bamba like he did in Buganda. He even blocked Omusinga Mumbere from visiting his home area in Bundibugyo last month, like he did to the Kabaka in Kayunga.”

“These are full scale wars he is incubating, by supporting divisionism rather than unity amongst cultural institutions,” said Kikonyogo.


Speaking at the coronation of Bamba King, Martin Kamya last month, Museveni warned cultural leaders against hostilities: “In the case of the Rwenzori region and Busoga, I appeal to you to stop the unnecessary rivalries among the cultural heads.”


He added: “You should always work out a win-win solution for the diverse communities in the respective regions.”


Museveni emphasised that “No community is subservient to the other. Every community, big or small, was put here by God and must be respected. Anybody who cannot see this is in the wrong place.”

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