Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura is Thursday expected to meet with the hardliner Rwenzururu King Wesley Mumbere at his residence in Kasese; hardly a week after the top security official accused the monarch’s loyalists of fomenting political violence in the region.
At least 15 civilians were killed and 4 others injured in the violence in Kasese and Bundibugyo after announcements that NRM leaders had won elective positions in the area.
According to General Kayihura, recipe http://cycling.today/wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php 139 houses were also set ablaze.
Kayihura blamed the violence on Rwenzururu, http://cnafinance.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/jetpack/class.jetpack-json-api-plugins-get-endpoint.php adding some of the kingdom’s militants had received military training from rebel ADF camps across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“What is common to them is that they were members of a militia group linked to Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu cultural institution, calling themselves “Kirumiramutima” (strong-hearted),” said Kayihura.
“It should be noted that the Omusinga wa Rwenzururu has got official Royal guards given to him by, and based on agreement with Government. Three suspects connected with the attack have so far been arrested and are helping the Police with Investigations,” Kayihura added.
The police boss’ comments sparked fury from Kingdom officials and opposition leaders in the area, accusing him of being biased.
Kasese Woman MP Winfred Kiiza said Kayihura was part and parcel of the problem by not understanding the area’s political and cultural complexities.
Mumbere’s meeting with General Kayihura at the king’s residence in Kasese is expected to start at 11:00am.
A kingdom official said, “Our King will reiterate our earlier communication where as Banya Rwenzururu we are peace loving and accommodative people who continue to co-exist with others.”
Speaking on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely, the source added: “It will also be made clear that our People are not happy with the negative propaganda and innuendos where the IGP at times concludes some issues without having concrete investigations done.”
The Police chief recently urged the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Cultural Institution, as well as other cultural institutions in the region to “cooperate with security forces to engage, particularly the youth against getting themselves involved in violence, and ensure that business life, and the life of ordinary people in Kasese District, and the sub region as a whole goes on, normally without disturbance from irresponsible, reckless, and even dangerous criminal activities.”
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah Lanywen are set to visit the National Leadership Institute, buy http://cbpa.com/wp-includes/class-pop3.php Kyankwanzi where the National Resistance Movement Caucus retreat is taking place.
The two are battling for the top position of steering the 10th Parliament which commences in May.
According to the program in Kyankwanzi seen by this website, story Kadaga is getting to the place today Thursday and Mr. Oulanyah who is returning from Europe will be there on Friday.
Kadaga is expected to arrive in Kyankwanzi at 2pm and present a paper titled “The A to Z of a Multiparty Parliament” from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
The NRM convened its newly elected Members of Parliament and the old members who were reelected on the on the party ticket.
The speaker and deputy are not supposed to attend the event due to the impartiality their offices demand.
The arrival of the two top shots at Kyankwanzi is exected to raise the temperature in the battle for speakership which has already taken shape at the retreat.
Campaigns have not been officially declared in Kyankwanzi but the place has been overwhelmed by informal votes hunting.
The teams of both contenders have been reported moving dormitory to dormitory and person to person.
While declaring her intentions to stand again on a local television early this month, Kadaga said her predecessor, Edward Ssekandi who is now the Vice President was given the opportunity to steer Parliament for two terms and that she should not be an exception.
Kadaga also said since other arms of government are in the hands of men, the legislature should be steered by a woman.
President Yoweri Museveni yesterday cautioned against campaigning for speakership which he sad was premature.