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At least 55 people have been killed in a fierce fight between Ugandan forces and guards loyal to tribal king in Uganda. Photos from the bloody violence depict the brutality of what happened.
At least 14 police officers and 41 royal guards died in a bloody conflict in Kasese District in Uganda’s Rwenzori region on Saturday.
The genesis of the conflict was ‘suspicion’; Uganda People Defense Force (UPDF) and police claimed that King Charles Wesley Mumbere was offering sanctuary to a separatist militia and they gave him an ultimatum of handing them over to authority.
Fighting erupted when Ugandan forces raided the king’s palace and faced off with royal guards who were attempting to repel them.
Kasese town was locked down as soldiers and police raided the king’s palace in search of separatist militiamen.
55 people had died when the guns and shelling went silence; the gravity of the bloody violence is narrated by the ghastly photos posted online.
Mutilated bodies, bodies piled up on roads, gun wounds, deep cuts on bodies, bodies with hands tied at the back, survivors with bloodied faces etc was what the photos taken from Kasese showed.
And does President Yuweri Museveni care? His government runs the landlocked country with an iron fist, he doesn’t give a damn.
The Ugandan tyrant announced today morning that he was leaving Uganda for South Africa for bilateral talks with President Jacob Zuma amid the massacre in Kasese.
“I have left for South Africa on a two-day working visit. I will hold bilateral talks with His Excellency Jacob Zuma,” Museveni tweeted today morning.
NTV Managing Editor, Linus Kaikai, warned the killing in Uganda and police brutality in Mumias painted a picture of Africa without ICC.
“KASESE & MUMIAS just a hint of what a post-ICC Africa will look like. Fasten your seat belts. #FreeJoyDoreen” Linus Kaikai tweeted.
See photos from the Ugandan massacre in the gallery below: