Capt. Mukula visited chaotic Rwenzori region over the weekend (Courtesy Photo)

Legislator Capt. Mukula says deadly Rwenzori region needs prayers after latest figures put death toll at over 50

Ayiswa Issa Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 3:12pm Health

Government has called for prayers for Kasese people where killings continue to reign since the election period.

Over fifty (50) people have died and the latest being two guards of the local King Mumbere and a security personnel after gunfire exchange.

Outgoing Soroti Municipality legislator Capt. Mike Mukula has been at the thick of the activities to bring peace back to the region.

Mukula, also chairman of NRM East, visited and had a meeting with Omusinga Charles Mumbere of Rwenzururu Kingdom.

The legislator in a news conference in Kampala confirmed that Kasese needs prayers.

Mukula said: "There will be a prayer in Kasese led by several religious leaders to pray for peace."

He warned tourism in Kasese is at standstill because of the recent attacks.

Mukula pointed out: "Now tourists are using Rwanda route to see Gorillas."

The Soroti legislator also said there is a move to reconcile the Kings in the region.

He said: "All this will be followed by clear report and a memorandum of understanding between Bamba and Bakonzo."

Mukula said: "The key priority is to make sure both the Bamba and Bakonzo kings meet and resolve the conflicts."

He also confirmed: "President (Yoweri) Museveni will visit the Omusinga to resolve the conflicts in Kasese region."

Mukula revealed: "The Omusinga personally handed over three guns to the UPDF officer in the region."

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