It is exactly five years and one day since the Kasese Massacre unfolded in the restive pocket of the Rwenzori sub-region. On 27th Nov. 2016, at the peak of a flare-up of violence, the army surrounded the Palace of the omusinga, Charles Mumbere, resulting in the death of more than a hundred royal guards, servants and children. Earlier on, a local militia linked to the Omusinga had hacked to death 16 police officers across police posts in Kasese. Whereas there is a conspicuous silence in the area, the scars are yet to heal and many victims of the violence have not received adequate compensation from the government.

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