By www.mknewslink.com reporter
Residents in Kasese district are in fears of rekindle fighting in the district following the shooting of a member of the Kirumiramutima;an armed group loyal to the King of Rwenzururu; Charlese Wesley Mumbere.
While speaking to www.mknewslink.com today18th August 2017, the UPDF 2nd Division spokesperson Maj. Peter Mugisa confirmed the killing of Matayo Bwanzire, who was shot dead early today by army officers.
Just two weeks back, a one Mzee Arthur Mbarage; an elder and Councilor of Bwisumbo Sub County was ambushed and stabbed to near death by unknown assailants.
He said the group thought the old man had died, but fortunately he survived and identified some of the attackers as Matayo Bwanzire (the deceased) and one Kule Mawano.
Maj. Mugisa says army officers from the Kasangali Detach waylaid Bwanzire at his house today morning, and when he was ordered to come out of the house, he instead jumped through the window with two knives and grabbed one Private Wycliffe Amanya and stabbed him on the shoulder and head.
In self-defense, Pte Amanya shot him dead.
The incident happened at Kasangali, Ruhara Parish, Bwensumbo Sub County in Busongora North, Kasese district.
Mugisa says the UPDF is aware of the Kirumiramutima group trainings going on in Bunyangabo District. He says the members move at night crossing R. Mubuku to Kasangali to terrorize locals.
“We know their intentions; but our forces are on ground to capture these evil people and bring them to book” he noted
Maj Mugisa assured people of Rwenzori of maximum security and called upon the largely youthful Kirumira Mutima group to stop their illegal activities and surrender to the government security organs.