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Tension as UPDF Pour Troops in Kasese

Police and the military are deployed in Kasese town

Heavily-armed elite units of Uganda’s armed forces have been heavily deployed in Kasese District following clashes with armed militants in Rwenzori region on Thursday night.

The UPDF overran several bases of a militia group linked to the radical Rwenzururu Kingdom.

At least 12 people died in the clashes though locals say the number could be much higher.

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Since then, more about http://debbiehowes.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php the UPDF have been increasing deployments in the area to thwart attempts of a possible breakout of violence.

Chimp Corps say the army and police were today deployed around the Rwenzururu palace, stuff http://cutteraviation.com/wp-includes/class-walker-page-dropdown.php sparking tension in Kasese town.

Some youth were also seen engaging soldiers in deadly street battles that have pushed the town to the edge.

The fighting has since created uncertainty in the town with many choosing to stay indoors.

Shopkeepers closed shop to protect their property and life.

For a long time, dosage http://cmlsociety.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/contact-form-template.php President Museveni has always suspected Rwenzururu leader Wesley Mumbere of quietly mobilising for a rebel movement to facilitate the creation of a secessionist Yiira Republic.

In March this year, Museveni resident Yoweri Museveni warned against the scheme of creating a Yiira Republic involving the Bakonjo of Congo and those from Uganda.

However, Museveni told a delegation of minority groups in Rwenzori that if a Yiira Republic were ever to be created, it would never ever involve even a single inch of Uganda.

“The people who fought for the freedom of Uganda would never allow that to happen. Anybody involved in that dangerous dream will see his efforts come to no avail,” he said at a meeting held at State House in Entebbe.

The Rwenzururu leaders accuse the government of marginalization, a charge officials describe as baseless.

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