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Museveni Rushes to Bundibugyo as Death Toll Soars

President Yoweri Museveni has rushed to the Rwenzori district of Bundibugyo as the death toll of the clashes soars to 22.

The fighting broke out three weeks ago in the districts of Bundibugyo and Kasese following the contested February 18 elections.

The post election violence has left over 30 people dead, information pills http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-includes/update.php dozens injured and scores taking refuge in camps.

Last Tuesday the Inspector General of Police IGP Gen Kale Kayihura rushed to the districts of Kasese and Bundibugyo where he appealed the cultural institutions to talk to their subjects and avoid tribal violence that kills innocent people.

Kayihura, price who ruled out ethnicity in the clashes, said they have begun a new chapter of advocating for peace in the region.

He said the violence was being perpetrated by militia groups which security forces were hunting down.

Hardly a week after Kayihura’s trip, president Museveni has Monday flown to Bundibugyo to assess the security situation and find a way of saving the alarming situation.

According to Rwenzori region Police Commander RPC Denis Namuwoza and RDC Bundibugyo Mr Geoffrey Mucunguzi, president Museveni will be visiting the district Easter Monday.

Mucunguzi said the president will be touring the affected places of Ntororo, Ntandi and Kirumya.

According to the security, the president is also likely to visit Bubukwanga refugee’s camp where over 8,000 have camped.

Officials said Museveni would land at Bundibugyo military barracks before driving through strife-torn areas.

The president will also have a 2-hour live talk show at State Lodge Boma in Fort Portal where he will be covered by selected local radio stations in Rwenzori region.

During the coronation of the cultural leader of Obudingia Bwa Bamba Lt. Martin Kamya President Yoweri Museveni strongly warned the Rwenzururu king against conflicts that would destabilized the peace and security of the region.

The warning followed reports that the Bamba in Bundibugyo had blocked Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma from accessing his palace in Kirindi Harugali sub county.

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