Kasese town comes to terms with a massacre's aftermath

The body of a royal guard of King Charles Wesley Mumbere of the Rwenzururu kingdom is carried in a coffin by relatives before his funeral on November 30, 2016 in Kasese, following weekend clashes between security forces and royal guards. AGENCIES PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • The official police toll from weekend fighting first given on Sunday stands at 62. However Kasese's district police commander has told AFP another 25 bodies were found in two sub-counties on Monday.
  • Before being recognised as a traditional kingdom in 2009, Rwenzururu had a long history as a separatist movement, and the government said a trained, armed militia had set up camp in the palace and surrounding Rwenzori mountains.

Outside the mortuary in Kasese, grief-stricken families wait to find out if their missing relatives were among scores killed by Ugandan security forces at the weekend.
Huddling in groups, some pull clothes over their mouths and noses to mask the sickening stench of the decomposing corpses inside.


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