Saturday, 28 July 2012
RWENZURURU KINGDOM REFUTES LINKS WITH MUHOKYA ASSAILANTS
The Rwenzururu Kingdom has refuted as baseless the claims by government agencies that the attackers who raided Muhokya police post are members of the Rwenzururu Veterans Development Association.
A group of people armed with knives and spears raided Muhokya police post, five kilometers from Kasese town, killing a police officer and injuring two others.
Police also killed three of the assailants in retaliation of the attack but others managed to escape.
This morning police arrested one of the suspects identified as Joackim Muthethu hailing from Buhunga village in Maliba sub-county.
He was also found with a police gun one of the two that were stolen during the raid on the police post.
The Kasese Resident District Commissioner Lt. Milton Odongo told journalists that intelligence reports indicate the attackers were members of the Rwenzururu Veterans Development Association and opposition Forum for Democratic Change.
But on interrogation this morning Joackim Muthethu who had bullet wound of the forehead claimed he was a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement.
In a press release signed by Prime Minister Loice Biira Bwambale and the Chairperson of the Rwenzururu Veterans Developments Association Yolamu Mulima, the cultural institution condemned the criminal act describing it as inhuman.
Mulima said his association disassociates itself from the act and the people involved hence refuting allegations insinuating the Rwenzururu Veterans Development Association in the Muhokya attack.
Mulima instead appealed to all registered members of the Rwenzururu Veterans Development Association to be vigilant and report whoever tries to impersonate them in any way.
The Prime Minister Loice Biira Bwambale warned politicians against mingling politics with the issues of the Rwenzururu Kingdom adding that relationship with Basongora is normalizing thanks to central government interventions.Bwambale said that Rwenzururu Kingdom will work hand in hand with central government to track down anybody with personal interests to disrupt the prevailing peace and mutual relations with central government.