The Prime Minister of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu has been released. Noah Nzaghale was released last night from Kasese Police station where he was being held since his arrest on Thursday morning.
He was released on police bond after being charged with inciting violence. However, Minister for tourism Erisa Mwincubere is still in detention.
On Thursday morning the police and the UPDF soldiers in Kasese sealed off the offices of the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu located on Rwenzori road. Nzaghale was dragged out of his office and taken to Kasese Police Station. Before Nzaghale was arrested, the army first disarmed the royal guards and ordered all the other staff out of the office.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that intelligence reports indicate that Nzaghale and Mwincumere are chief instigators behind the attackers.
Also still under arrest are the Rwenzururu kingdom Deputy Prime Minister Jeremiah Mutooro and the minister in charge of the veterans, Misairi Mukwenda, who are detained at Kanyamwirima Military barracks in Bundibugyo.
Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere on Thursday broke the silence on the recent attacks in the Rwenzori region. Shortly after the arrest of two of his ministers, Mumbere said that the government is chasing the wrong enemy by linking his Kingdom to the Saturday attacks in Bundibugyo, Kasese and Ntoroko districts.
Defence Minister Dr Crispus Kiyonga on Thursday told parliament that the estimates of the people killed as of Tuesday this week total to 92. Kiyonga said that in total 68 attackers were killed, as well as 5 policemen, 5 soldiers and 14 civilians.