One shot dead in Kasese as army cordons off town

UPDF soldier in a burned Mumbere palace

Brig. Richard Karemire, the army spokesperson, says Kasese is now stable, a year since a UPDF raid on the palace of the Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere.

He said the challenge remains in the eastern DR Congo where there are hundred of negative forces of The Allied Democratic Forces [ADF] rebels.

“We have had discussion with DRC authorities and we are positive they will take appropriate actions to help us get rid of those terrorists,” Karemire said on Monday evening.

One killed

One person died following a scuffle between police officers on night patrol in Kasese district on the same day residents were commemorating over 150 people killed by the national army in the area.

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The dead who was identified as Maurice Mugisha allegedly tried to grab a gun from the officers on night duty.

But relatives and friends of the deceased told NTV that he was working as a crime preventer.

The shooting comes a day after police deployed in Kasese to prevent gatherings of relatives who lost their people during the raid on the palace.

Police even stopped them from gathering to pray for the souls of the departed and instead forced them to pray from their homes.

Busongora South MP Jackson Mbaju told NTV he didn’t understand why the government was interfering in people’s prayers.

”If the people say, lets gather for a pray and pray and then pass a message of peace, what is wrong with?” he inquired.