Over the weekend, there were reports of fighting between the Uganda Police Force and the Royal Guards for the King of Rwenzuru Kidgom also called Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Charles Mumbere.
Below is the full statement from Uganda Tourism Board assuring all our current and up coming travelers that Uganda is safe to visit and the situation has been contained.
INCIDENTS OF FIGHTS BETWEEN ROYAL GUARDS AND UGANDA POLICE IN KASESE, WESTERN UGANDA
KASESE: On Saturday 26 November 2016, the Uganda Police Force reported fights between guards from a western Uganda royal community and the Uganda Police in Kasese 345km (over 5hrs), west of the city of Kampala.
Today, Monday 28 November, the security agencies have the situation under control and calm is returning to the area. The rest of the country is very peaceful and is a safe place and destination to travel to.
The cause of these clashes is currently being investigated by the Police and other security teams.
We have confirmed that the Uganda Police Force and other security agencies are in Kasese to ensure the peace and safety of people and property. The safety and well-being of our guests, travelers, tourism businesses and their property is our first priority and we shall keep you updated on the situation in the area. Travellers can still enjoy their stay in Uganda’s national parks, cities and islands.
As more information is available we will be providing updates through our website www.visituganda.com; our facebook account: facebook.com/tourismuganda; Twitter: @visit_uganda.
Note for Media: Media briefs will be regularly updated as more information comes in.
Public Relations Officer
Uganda Tourism Board
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