FDC to Meet ICC Registrar over Kasese Clashes

FDC's Semujju Nganda speaking to press on Monday

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) with leaders in Kasese are set to meet the International Criminal Court (ICC) Registrar, cure Herman von Hebel over the recent clashes in Kasese that left hundreds of people dead.

The opposition have since the clashes accused the security organs of using excessive force to attack the Omusinga of Rwenzururu Charles Mumbere’s palace a week ago where dozens of people were killed.

“The FDC demanded and still demand an independent inquiry into the mass murders in Kasese, dosage the police and the UPDF are a party to this conflict and can’t pretend to be the ones investigating, capsule ” noted the party Spokesperson, Ibrahim SemujuNganda at the party Headquarters on Monday.

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“Government continues to behave suspiciously; up to now we haven’t understood why they decided to carry the bodies into the barracks. If you are not hiding anything, why would you bury civilians in barracks,” he said in reference to the mass burial of the unclaimed bodies yesterday.

Police and the army maintained they carried out the operation after the king refused to surrender his guards, part of whom had just killed police officers in an attack

The commander of the raid Brig Peter Elweru has since demanded an apology from the politicians who he accused of misleading the King.

Nganda observed that FDC together with the leadership of Kasese will be seeking to hold the individual UPDF and police officers that participated in this mass murder.

“Brig. Elweru and Asuman Mugyenyi should be put on notice that it’s no longer possible to hide in the institution of police and military to go and committee crimes these particular individuals will be pursued locally and internationally.

“Before I came here, I have been speaking to Kasese leaders including MPs and they are trying to fix an appointment with the Registrar of ICC Herman von Hebelwhom who we’ve learnt he is in the country to prepare logistics for the trial of Dominic Ongwen.”

“Kasese leaders are trying to access the ICC registrar for preliminary consultation on how they can formally present a petition to have the matter investigated by ICC and have the perpetrators investigated.”


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