Saturday, 29 December 2012

Police probe plot against Mumbere

News updated at E-Society Kasese

Story by By Enid Ninsiima

Security agencies in Kasese District are investigating reports that a group of veterans have hatched a plan to topple King Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma.
Security officials allegedly swung into action at the weekend following a tipoff by intelligence officers that plans were underway by the Rwenzururu Veterans to topple the king and re-attack Muhokya Police Station.
The district police commander, Mr Michael Musani Sabila, said police and other security agencies have been heavily deployed in places that could be of the veterans. “It is true we have received this information about the plans to attack these areas. We are already on the ground studying the situation.
Our intelligence network has already taken up the matter and we are investigating the motive behind their regrouping,” Mr Musani said. He added that the security agencies in the district were much more prepared to handle the matter should the veterans dared to attack the said places.
However, Rwenzururu kingdom spokesperson Patrick Nyamunungu said Rwenzururu veterans had no ill intentions about their king and the kingdom. “Those who had issues with the king came to the [Kingdom] prime minister’s office and the matter was solved. That is propaganda that could be politically motivated,” Mr Nyamunungu said.
He said the Rwenzururu Veterans were invited in the prime minister’s office and were told to go by the kingdom’s stand of allowing the split of Kasese District.