Inter-Religious Council Faults UPDF on Kasese Massacre

Inter-Religious Council Faults UPDF on Kasese Massacre

The Inter-religious Council of Uganda has condemned the move of UPDF and Police raiding the Palace of Rwenzururu king, Charles Wisely Mumbere.

While addressing journalists in Kampala today, Joshua Kitakule Secretary general Inter-Religious Council revealed that; “We deeply condemn this new flare of violence taking place in the Rwenzori region that has resulted into the death of over 60 Ugandans both civilians,” before adding that “We further regret the storming of Omusinga’s palace and to his subsequent arrest. In this regard, we urge the state organs responsible for his detention to guarantee is civil rights freedoms and personal safety.”

The palace of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu was attacked yesterday by UPDF/Police officers in a mission to disband and disarm the Royal Guards inside the palace.

On behalf of IRCU, Kitakule wished to extend heartfelt condolences to the families, district of Kasese and the nation at large.

IRCU further called for calm and cessation of hostilities in the district.

A constructive dialogue between president Museveni and the Omusinga to iron out the areas of disagreement was also rooted for.

The raid on the palace over the weekend, resulted into the death of over 60 royal guards, 14 security officers, arrest and detention of Omusinga Charles Wisely Mumbere and his 139 royal guards.