By Robert Segawa
A group of local defense personnel who were foot patrolling while imposing curfew have shot dead one and left other nursing bullet injuries in Kween district.
The deceased has been identified as Alfred Mwanga aged 46 year resident of Kapkwat village in Kapkwat Sub county.
According to the Sipi region police spokesman Fredrick Chesang, another person identified as David Chemusito 30 years of age also resident of Kamujong village was also been injured in incident and is currently admitted in Kapchorwa hospital.
He adds that police have launched investigation to arrest all culprit and bring them to book.
President Yoweri Museveni has urged persons who masterminded the attack on Kapchorwa Central Police station to surrender peacefully.
The President also faulted the Police in Kapchorwa district for not being alert and prepared to provide maximum security at the time of the attack in which one policeman; ASP Akim Kaddu was killed and two others injured. One of the attackers was also killed.
A group calling itself the Uganda Saving Force has since claimed responsibility for the attacks. It says its mission is to liberate Uganda from a “hopeless dictatorial and oppressive regime.”
“These people who came to attack here would have been killed here. They should not have been allowed to go back since they came on their own. Police just killed one; they would have killed all of them.
“I am going to discuss with your leaders and find a way of bringing these children out peacefully and find a solution to this. If not, we will go after them and kill them there,” he told a gathering in Kapchorwa Municipality during his visit to Sebei region.
The President’s visit follows an earlier attack by about 15 unidentified people who killed a policeman, injured three and fled with a prisoner from the Police station.
Sources indicated that the attackers exploited the laxity at the station to attack and forcefully release one of their colleagues who had been arrested earlier for stealing guns from Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA game rangers in Mt Elgon Forest.
“Some people used to think the Karimojong issue could not be solved, now where are they? The Problem is we used to talk to them peacefully until we decided to act. Fire is handled by fire. Even when getting honey from bees, you use fire. If these children can come out peacefully…already they have killed people, but we shall see how to solve that. This is now a time for development,” he said.
Initially, the President who is accompanied by the First Lady Janet Museveni and the Kapchorwa RDC Jane Kuka held a closed door meeting with the security chiefs in the area before meeting the family of the slain Police Officer. He pledged government support to the family.