The Kasese Members of Parliament led by the Opposition Chief Whip, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, insist that the attack and killing of civilians by UPDF and police officers was unnecessary and avoidable and that such incidences should not ever happen again in the near future.
The MPs who included: Bukonjo East Halord Muhindo, Kasese Municipality MP, Robert Centenary,Bukonzo West MP, Atkins Katusabe and Busongola East MP, William Nzoughu told journalists at Parliament that if government security officers had not attack Mumbere’s palace, there would have been no senseless killings like it was.
The MPs are not sure whether the security officers were killed by the civilians since there were uncoordinated security movements during their shooting.
MP Katusabe who witnessed the killings said that the order from the President overtaken the negotiation between the Army commander, Prime Minister and King Mumbere to resolve the matter peacefully.
They demand the President to prevail over security to stop killing people in Kasese, calling for independent probe into this perceived massacre and Genocide and vowed to report the matter to international criminal court so as the individuals perpetrators are charged against Humanity.
The MPs demand for unconditional release of the Rwenzururu King Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere.
55 people, including 41 rebels and 14 police officers, have been killed in clashes between the army and what government termed as rebels in Rwenzori region.