Rwenzori Kings Agree On Peace Process

The Rwenzuru King Charles Wesley Mumbere and his Bwamba counterpart Martin Kamya have agreed on restoring peace in Rwenzori sub region.

The agreement comes on heels of the recent wave of clashes that have left 45 people killed in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts.

In the Royal Communiqué signed in the presence of Capt Mike Mukula as chief government mediator and the clergy under Inter-religious Council of Uganda, the two cultural leaders agreed to work together towards re-establishing peace, security and stability in the region.

The two principals unanimously agreed and resolved to hold joint mobilisation rallies in their respective territories of jurisdiction with the purposeful message of peace, stability and harmonious co-existence.

Speaking after the meeting held at the Mountains of the Moon Hotel, Kamya said coming together was just the beginning of a long journey, while Mumbere described the agreement as a historic day in the region especially for them coming together for progress.

Meanwhile, security forces in Rwenzori sub region have arrested 28 more suspects bringing to 170 the number of people said to have participated in the recent wave of clashes.

Brig Peter Elweru the UPDF 2nd Division Commander says the suspects have been rounded up from Bundibugyo and Kasese districts which were the epicenter of the conflicts.

He says most of them are members of the Kirumira mutima militia whose objectives are still unknown.

In Bundibugyo more than 2000 people had fled their homes and camped at Bubukungu Transit Camp.

However, majority have since returned to their homes home living 1200 Congolese nationals in the camp.

Story By Joseph Kato