The Minister of Defense Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga has warned government on creation of new districts in Kasese region to avert tension and killings in this region. This was during a meeting with the parliamentary committee on defense and Internal Affairs were he said that creation of new districts is one of the causes of chaos in the region. He noted that districts have created divisions especially whereby a district was awarded on basis of tribalism. He says this has brought tension among other tribes that haven’t been given districts saying they are marginalized thus attacking others whom they think have contributed to the blockage of giving them a district.
Kiyonga also blamed government for allowing Kingdom structures in Kasese to recruit and train their own security guards, saying that these royal guards at any time can rebel and attack other Kingdom in case of misunderstandings.
He said that government should revise this policy and only allow the state security organs to provide security to cultural leaders like the way it is in other Kingdoms.
The minister also dismissed accusations that he is behind the killings in Kasese region. Kiyonga attributed the killings to opposition leaders who took kingship as ground of campaigning and also causing divisionism amongst people so that they can successfully gain political will. He says only when leaders in Kasese stop fusing traditional and political ideologies will peace prevail in Kasese.