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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.






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