Thursday, 3 January 2013
FIVE KASESE RESIDENTS SHOT DEAD AND BURRIED IN DRC
Kasese district local government has entered negotiations with Congolese government officials in Ituri Province seeking to retrieve bodies of five Ugandans shot dead across the border.
Throught Thursday, there were reports in Kasese that two residents were shot and buried in the DRC on News Years day in unknown circumstances.
Kasese district Chairman Lt. Col. Mawa Muhindo on receiving the information crossed to the DRC town of Kasindi where it was confirmed they were killed.
Lt. Col. Mawa quouted a Congolese army official as saying that the five had crossed into the country with military attire and armed with guns which threatened security in an area where a number of militia groups of operate.
Notably among the dead that were buried in one grave is Rwenzururu Kingdom deputy minister of Local Administration and Mobilization Mr. Deogracious Kyoghero.
Kyoghero was also a teacher at Bwera secondary school in Mpondwe-Lubiriha town council a border town with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The district chairman said it was not yet clear whether the team that has been known as civilians had gone on a criminal mission in the DRC.
The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces 305 brigade Public Relations Officer Lt. Ninsiima Rwemizuma was not available for a comment. END