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Parliament's report on Kasese killings to be tabled next week
At least 116 people were killed and scores injured on 27th November 2016 after a combined force of UPDF soldiers and the police raided the Rwenzururu King's palace near Kasese town to flush out what they said were lawless elements hellbent on overthrowing the government.

It's over a year now since the parliamentary committee on defence and internal affairs conducted investigations into the killings in Kasese in November 2016.

But to date, the committee has not released even a draft report.

During a sitting of Parliament on Wednesday afternoon, an MP from Kasese, William Nzoghu of Busongora North demanded to know whether the report was prepared and if so, why it has never been released. 

The vice chairperson of the committee told the MPs that the report was ready and would be tabled in the house by next week.

 

He explained that there were delays in releasing the report due to fears of breaking the subjudice rule since some people including Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere were facing charges in court over the Kasese violence. 

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah then ordered the committee chaired by Mityana Woman MP Judith Nabakooba to table the report in the House next week.

The committee Vice Chairperson told NTV that they were careful not to tackle issues that touch on the subjudice rule.

At least 116 people were killed and scores injured on 27th November 2016 after a combined force of UPDF soldiers and the police raided the Rwenzururu King's palace near Kasese town to flush out what they said were lawless elements hellbent on overthrowing the government.