Speaker Directs House Committee to Probe Kasese Killings

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In short
Rose Akol, the Internal Affairs minister regretted the killings in her statement to the house. She explained that government has intensified joint operations comprised of the army and police to contain the situation.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has directed the Defense and Internal Affairs Committee to investigate the Kasese killings. Oulanyah, who did not give the terms and reference for the probe, asked the committee to report back to the House their findings within two weeks.
 
The probe comes in the wake of recent clashes in Kasese in which six people were shot dead by Police and army personnel for allegedly attempting to attack the officers. Last night, eight assailants raided Kidodo police post and killed an officer identified as Charles Kasimba. One of the attackers as Mbusa was also killed in the raid.
 
Winnie Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP had proposed to the house to institute a select committee to probe the killings but this was rejected. Rose Akol, the Internal Affairs Minister regretted the killings in her statement to the house. She explained that government has intensified joint operations comprised of the army and police to contain the situation.
 
//Cue In: We shall continue...
Cue Out:...involved in violence//

However, William Nzoghu, the Busongora North MP, dismissed the Minister's statements as shallow. He accused the minister of relying on hearsay and lies instead of going to the affected area to establish the actual issues on ground.

English
 
//Cue In: The statement...
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 Luganda
 
//Cue In: Statement ya minister...
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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.