Culturists Kill Police Officers In Kasese

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Culturists Kill Police Officers In Kasese

Cliff Abenaitwe

July 28, 2012

Two police officers attached to Mukokya police post in Kasese District, Western Uganda were Friday killed by suspected Rwenzururu tribal agitators.

The fateful incident happened at approximately 6am when a group of about 15 residents attacked the post with one automatic rifle and an assortment of spears, machetes, knives and shields.

In what appears to be a puzzling incident up to now, a police constable Ssemakula Mugabi was stubbed in the neck and he died on spot while the post commander Corporal Sunday Levi died later as he was being taken to Kirembe hospital.

The Western Regional Police Commander Wilson Kwanya confirms the incident which also left another police Constable Mandule Wilson badly injured.

Kwanywa told this site that three errant attackers were killed by police, two police rifles were as well taken by the foes as they retreated while some people have been arrested to help police in the investigations.

Police has heightened operations in the area to arrest the attack perpetrators

Police sources have identified the killed assailants as Alamazan Baluku, Zakayo and Daniel all residents of Kasese district.

Kyanywa says the intentions of the attackers are not yet clear but rules out any link to Uganda Congo cross border conflict. “The reason for the attack is not known at this point, but thought to be connected to local inter-tribal conflict and is not connected to the recent activities across the border in the Congo”,  he explains.

This is the first attack on a security establishment in this area where people are sharply divided along tribal lines.

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One thought on “Culturists Kill Police Officers In Kasese

    Rhonnie said:
    July 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    it beats my understanding how people continue to believe and behave, what does the police constable got to with the Kinship and chiefdom’s! may the souls of the deceased R.I.P

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