Pictorial Aftermath of the Raid on Rwenzururu Kingdom

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The Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF and the Uganda police Force have sustained operations in Rwenzori region in pursuit of armed militias purportedly linked to the Kingdom of Rwenzururu.

Up to 63 lives have been lost over the last one week, most of them Royal Guards shot during the raid on the Palace on Sunday. Police says they have recovered 14 guns, most of which had been stolen from security installations.  Also recovered were army uniforms, spears, machetes, medals, improvised bombs and arrows, among others.

On Tuesday, Police led journalists to Rwesororo hill in Kisinga, where a cultural shrine was raided leading to the recovery of three machine guns belonging to the Uganda Police.

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About the author

Thembo Kahungu
Thembo Kahungu is interested in journalism that changes lives. A recent example is when a suspect in state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was held longer than the law states. Kahungu is proud to note that it was his follow up on Geoffrey Kato's unlawful detention that led to the freedom of the boda boda rider.

Previously based in Kasese, Kahungu has been reposted to Hoima town. Kahungu is now the Uganda Radio Network Hoima bureau chief.

Kahungu has been a practicing journalist since 2007. He was a reporter for Radio Messiah and Kasese Guide Radio. He was also the Kasese Daily Monitor freelance writer. He has also been a teacher at Liberty College of Management and Journalism in Kasese district.

Kahungu is deeply interested in investigative journalism. Kahungu has developed a big interest in covering issues to do with Oil, Gas and Mining after attending a fellowship in Ghana in October 2015 under the sponsorship of Natural Resource Governance Institute.