One person has been killed and 3 others seriously injured in the fresh tribal clashes between the Bakiga and Banyoro in Kibaale District.
Kibaale District Police Commander Denis Okujja identified the dead as Winnie Sederesi, a Mukiga woman from Kikonda Nyaisamba village in Kiryanga Sub County.
Three primary schools of Kicucura, Rusekere and Kiryanga have Tuesday afternoon closed following the clashes that broke out over the weekend.
Violence broke out after the incumbent Member of Parliament for Kibaale, Ignatius Besisira, a Munyoro, lost his seat to Barnabas Tinkasimire, a Mukiga. Besisira's supporters set ablaze some houses belonging to Bakiga, leading to the clashes.
Okujja told Uganda Radio Network that several houses have been set a blaze and that many people have fled from violence in villages have camped in trading centres.
Police has deployed in the area to stop the violence which has spread to two sub counties.
Winnie Sederesi's death is the latest in a long line of clashes concerning questions of land and self-rule in Kibaale.
In April 2002, the Banyoro and Bakiga came to blows when the numerically dominant Bakiga succeeded in electing one of their number as a councilor for the district. The Banyoro rejected the results because they regard the Bakiga as aliens on their land.
In 1974, a government resettlement policy facilitated a large influx of ethnic Bakiga into Kibaale, leaving them in the majority.