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6 Slaughtered in Bundibugyo Post Election Violence

RPC Denis Namuwoza speaking to our reporter on Saturday

President Museveni has received credentials of three newly appointed envoys to Uganda.

The three separate ceremonies took place this afternoon at State House Entebbe on Saturday.

The President welcomed the new envoy of Belgium to Uganda Ambassador Hugo Verbist and wished him a pleasant and productive tour of duty in the country.

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While presenting his letters of credence to President Museveni, visit http://chuntaritos.com/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php the new Cuban envoy to Uganda Ambassador Antonio Luis Pubillones emphasized the need to revive projects that the two countries Cuba and Uganda were working on especially in the Health sector.

New Cuban ambassador to Uganda Antonio  Luis Pubillones (C) and his wife toast with President Museveni after presenting his credentials at State House Entebbe yesterday Feb 27. (PPU Photo: Fred Nangoli)

New Cuban ambassador to Uganda Antonio Luis Pubillones (C) and his wife toast with President Museveni after presenting his credentials at State House Entebbe yesterday Feb 27. (PPU Photo: Fred Nangoli)

President Museveni later received credential letters from the new USA envoy to Uganda Ambassador Deborah Malac.

The US envoy thanked President Museveni and the Government of Uganda for the medical assistance sent to Liberia at the time of Ebola out-break in that country.
 

At least six people have been killed and several others sustained severe injuries in Bundibugyo post-election violence.

The deceased have been identified as Jane Karungi, store http://channelingerik.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/controller.php who was pregnant, stomach http://cmccommoditytransport.com/wp-admin/includes/media.php and Nickson Bwambale who was operating a clinic in Busengerwa village, Kindiri parish Busaru Sub-County.

The others are 14-year-old Sylvia Tuhaise; a Primary Seven pupil at Bugombwa Primary School; 12-year-old Lucy Kabasomi; 3-year-old Harriet and Lydia, 8, all of the same family.

Their mother Gorretti Nsonihyabo and her 4-year-old child were severely injured and admitted at Fort Portal Referral Hospital.

Rwenzori Region Police Commander Denis Namuwoza confirmed the incidents; adding over 10 houses in different places were burnt down on Friday night.

At least 14 suspects have been arrested in connection with the horrible incidents. The victims were slaughtered with machetes.

Namuwoza told ChimpReports that the clashes were sparked off by the declaration of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate Ronald Mutegeki as the winner of the hotly contested LCV chairmanship race against independent candidate Jolly Tibemanya.

It is alleged that Bundibugyo Returning Officer Dan Nayebale had by Thursday morning declared Jolly Tibemanya with 33,013 votes (50.1 percent) followed by Ronald Mutegeki – NRM flag bearer with 320,37 votes (49 percent) and Cornelius Bakecura trailing with 43 votes (0.67 percent).

Investigations indicate that later on Thursday evening; the returning officer reportedly altered the results and declared Mutegeki victorious at a time when Tibemanya’s supporters were already jubilating.

Namuwoza said “military and police personnel are heavily deployed in the area to beef up security.”

He pointed out that “some people have fled the area and camped at Bumadu church of Uganda, Bubukwanga and Kitara.”

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