Kasese Leaders Accuse Prisons of Torture Killings, one guard dead
One of the Rwenzururu royal guards on remand at Kirinya Government Prison has died.
The deceased is said to have died of malaria although kingdom officials have refuted the claims, calling for independent postmortem report.
Kasese Woman Member of Parliament who also the Leader of Opposition, Winnie Kiiza says that although the hospital authorities have told them that 65 year old Yosam Bagheni died of malaria, she is suspicious of what caused his death.
Uganda prison authorities have rubbished claims by Kasese leaders that another Rwenzururu kingdom royal guard had died as a result of torture.
The Uganda Prison Spokesperson Frank Baine says medical reports clearly indicate that 65 year old Yosam Bagheni died after suffering from severe malaria.
The Rwenzururu Kingdom spokesperson Clarence Bwambale confirmed the death of the 65 year old Yosam Bagheni, and said that he was a resident of Kyabalangira village in Kyabalangira sub-county.
Rwenzururu Kingdom is now calling for an investigation into the cause of Bagheni’s death.
Bagheni was one of the 150 suspects charged jointly with Rwezururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere with treason, murder, terrorism and aggravated robbery, crimes allegedly committed in Kasese district late last year.
The body of the deceased still lies at Jinja Hospital Mortuary but it is still unclear where he will be buried.