President issues directive on Kasese suspects

By Joseph Kato

President Yoweri Museveni has directed security agencies to screen all suspects of Kasese conflict so that the innocent ones are released.

This has been revealed by Christine Muhindo, the presidential advisor on Rwenzori matters.

While unveiling a six member committee appointed by the president to ensure harmony returns in the Rwenzori sub-region, Muhindo said he was aware that some of the suspects were mere casual workers in the Rwenzururu palace.

Over 120 people were killed and 154 including King Wesley Mumbere arrested during the clashes between security forces and royal guards of the Rwenzururu kingdom on November 26 and 27.

The Police is yet to give a comment on how it will would implement the president’s directive.

The Jinja Chief Magistrate’s Court last week charged the suspects with several counts including terrorism, treason, murder and aggravated robbery.