US Embassy Demands Kasese Killings Investigation
The United States Embassy in Kampala has joined Human Rights Watch in calling for an independent and fair investigation into the 2016 killings in Kasese District by the armed forces.
In a sternly worded statement issued just after Human Rights Watch released its report on the massacre that shocked the country, the US embassy said: ‘We again urge the Uganda government to conduct or permit fair & independent investigation to uphold rule of law, give full & factual accounting of events.’
They added: ‘We remain deeply troubled by reported disproportionate use of force by Uganda security officials during November 2016 incidents in Kasese. We are particularly concerned by reports security forces made no effort to remove unarmed people from the site, leading to scores of deaths.’
But the New York based NGO reported: “Human Rights Watch found evidence, including accounts by confidential sources and medical personnel who witnessed the events, that security officials had misrepresented the number of people killed and eliminated evidence of the children’s deaths.”