Security Rush To Rwenzori Mountains As Kirumira Mutima Regroup

UPDF Officers and District leaders addressing residents of Katwebwa Sub county on the security matters earlier this week

Security operatives have rushed to the Mountainous sub county of Katwebwa following reports that the rebellious Rwenzururu youths (Kirumira Mutima) are regrouping.

This comes only two months after the deadly Rwenzori clashes that left dozens of mostly Rwenzururu royal guards shot dead, buy scores displaced and 169 other guards and Esyamango Za Rwenzururu loyal to King Wesley Mumbere detained at Luzira and Jinja prisons.

In Kabarole district about 9 people died, adiposity four were detained and others are still missing from the sub counties of Karangura, Kabonero and Katebwa in the mountainous areas.

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On Tuesday, local leaders and security including the DISO Capt. Edmond Kamanyire, DPC Musa Tibakirana, Deputy RDC Rose Monday Byabasaija and District Chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga rushed in Katebwa and held urgent meetings with residents at Bunaiga C.O.U, Kyamukube trading center and Mabwe Mitandi.

DISO Edmond Kamanyire revealed that the leaders received information that the youth were regrouping in the mountains.

The DISO during the meeting called on the parents to talk to their children to surrender using government’s offered amnesty, before the UPDF takes serious action against them.

He assured the people that security is tight and warned that youth must ‘avoid playing games with the national army’ which has turned into a model army in Africa.

Musa Tibakirana the DPC disclosed that they were following lead on reports that the Kirumira Mutima group had established a camp of 70 people and in possession of five guns.

He urged the locals to talk to their children to surrender and handover the fire arms and other dangerous weapons to the LC3 chairperson and police after making a statement.

Kabarole district chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga reminded the people of the bloody Rwenzururu war between the Bakonzo and Batooro of 1967, noting that the past 50 years have been a journey of peace, healing, unity and the two tribes developing together.

Mr. Rwabuhina told the people that the youth were being deceived to follow leaders who wrongly demanded for Yira Republic which led to bloodbaths.


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