Crime & Investigation

UPDF : Mumbere Defied Museveni on Royal Guards

The UPDF Second Division Commander Brig. Peter Elweru has revealed that President Museveni called Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere persuading him to hand over his fighters before the attack on his palace on Sunday afternoon.
The joint UPDF and police force on Sunday raided the Obusinga palace before arresting the controversial King.
“Yesterday at night we talked to him. Again His Excellency talked to him at night and they agreed he remains with only 9 (6 guards and 3 cooks), viagra http://cippico.com/wp/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-nav-menu-name-control.php ” Brig Elweru told journalists after the mission.
He said that they had agreed that by 11 am on Sunday, the guards ought to have been handed over to the joint security team, adding the ultimatum was extended for two more hours in vain.
“The president again called and gave him two more hours to sort it out. We sent in people he wanted to try to persuade him to surrender those people but we realized that he was under siege by his own people (guards).”
It remains unclear why Mumbere did not agree with Museveni’s conditions.
The Rwenzururu is led by combative officials.
With heavy gunfire rocking the palàce, we were unable to obtain an authoritative response from the Kingdom.
The Rwenzururu accuse government of marginalization in extension of social services and failure to address the land question.
Elweru, who has commanded several military operations in Somalia, said the armed forces had to take action when Mumbere chose to remain defiant.
“We had no option after that but storm the palace and get these terrorists,” he added.
The commander said his forces realized the Royal Guards were armed and had started firing at the soldiers, prompting them to fire back.
Omusinga was eventually arrested by commandos who led him to a waiting armoured vehicle before handing him to Assitant Inspector General of Police, Asuman Mugenyi.
Mumbere was later chauffeured to Kampala under tight security.


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