Rwenzururu Kingdom Royal Guard Shot Dead in Kasese

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Police says he was shot after attempting to grab a gun from security operatives that were hunting for a one Juma Miliki, a suspected member of a gang that killed a policeman during an attack on Kidodo Police Post last week. Mugoye died on his way to Kilembe hospital.

A royal guard in ‘Obusinga Bwa-Rwenzururu' has been shot dead in Kasese town.

The deceased is identified as Yozefu Mugoye, a resident of Kihyo, Kitswamba Sub County.

Police says he was shot after attempting to grab a gun from security operatives that were hunting for a one Juma Miliki, a suspected member of a gang that killed a policeman during an attack on Kidodo Police Post last week.  Mugoye died on his way to Kilembe hospital.

Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye told URN that Juma Miliki is on a police wanted list. He is also linked to the gun that was stolen during the same attack.

Namaye added that the deceased was found with a package of black stones and small sticks tied on the legs and identity cards issued by Obusinga.

However, the cultural leader of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere questioned circumstances under which a royal guard who had just been sent to buy food in the market ended up in a police chase.

Mumbere said that some individuals who were recently sacked from the Kingdom are conniving with yet-to-be identified groups of people to target and kill other Kingdom workers.

Mumbere named Benon Mahighura, Sualit Kule, Yosufu Kiduha, Joshua Mwami, Noah Nzaghale and a UPDF soldier lance corporal Edmon Baluku among those giving security officials misleading information.

"Time is now to take care all Banya-Rwenzururu, because they want to kill us all, " Mumbere said.