Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom has come out strongly to criticize the November killings in Kasese district.
“The Kingdom is disappointed by the number of people whose lives were claimed in the Kasese unrest,” said Kabaka Mutebi. This is carried in his Christmas and New year’s message statement released today.
“We mourn the death of our friends who died in the Kasese violence. We expect that the central government will do everything in its power to investigate and punish all those involved in the mass killings and to find ways of stopping it quickly,” reads the Kabaka’s Christmas message in part.
At least 16 police officers were killed in coordinated attacks on police stations in Kasese district on November 26th.
This is the first time, Kabaka Mutebi who rarely comments on issues happening in the country, has spoken out on the violence which also led to the arrest and detention of more than 130 people including Rwenzuru King Charles Wesley Mumbere.