President Museveni stops Parliamentary Probe in Kasese Killings
The ongoing investigation into unrest in Kasese district by the parliamentary committee on defence and Internal Affairs may have hit a snag. This after it emerged that President Yoweri Museveni has written to Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga through the Attorney General advising her to halt the probe.
The Deference and Internal Affairs committee of Parliament on Wednesday 7th December 2016, started investigations into the recent Kasese attacks which left over 100 people dead scores injured and dozens arrested.
The resolution was made by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on December 1, 2016, during debate on the recent Kasese killings, which left close to 50 royal guards dead and hundreds arrested after a joint security operation on the palace of the King of Rwenzururu Kingdom, Charles Wesley Mumbere.
Now, according to the letter, the president says the committee investigations contravene the subjudice rule and its findings could bias judges hearing the cases against Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere and other suspects in connection with the violence in Kasese.
However, Parliament’s Director of Communication and Public Affairs Chris Obore says they are yet to receive the president’s letter.
MPs from Kasese, particularly Atkins Katusabe, Bukonzo West MP and Robert Centenary, Kasese Municipality MP had noted that having a select committee will help to thoroughly investigate the history of the clashes.