Bikeke Saimon

Uganda. Born 23/01/1985

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My name is Bikeke Saimon, aged 31 years; I hold a certificate in journalism.
I currently practice journalism both on radio and online.

I work as an assistant news editor at UBC-Ngeya FM kasese and am an online correspondent for Uganda Radio Network and Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese.

My journalism career started way back in 2012 while I was working a field journalist for Kasese Guide Radio, Kinjizi Radio, Sunrise News paper and the State News.

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Brig Elwelu Defends joint force attacks on Rwenzururu Kingdom

on 07/01/2017

By Bikeke Saimon

The Army Brigadier who commanded the joint force attacks on the Rwenzururu Palace on the 26th and 27th that left scores in prison and many others dead saying as the force they have no case to answer.

Peter Elwelu, says since 2012 to date have lost over thirty lives of men and women in uniform attributing the loss of lives of the said people to rebellious activities that have been happening in the area. He also says that the place had become ungovernable and now that it has been sorted out their focus is security on international borders and keeping an eye in the region.

“It has been sorted out” Elwelu said.

Elwelu says government has already given amnesty to the innocent people since they were deceived that there were going to get their own state and that whoever is guilty the law will take its course. He further stresses that those surrendering can reach their political leaders and other people they trust.

The officer who says they have finally dealt with the commander in chief also reveals that the majority of the people who died at the Palace were Congolese.

“Most of those who died are Congolese actually people are crying in DR-Congo” He added.

Since the attack on the palace of the King of Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere Irema-ngoma, the total number of people who died in the clashes has brought mixed reactions as different media quote different figures, however government says it is yet to come up with official number.

Of recent, the legislator from the district led by the leader of opposition who doubles as the district women Member of Parliament Winfred Kiiza had vowed to drag all that was behind the orders to International Criminal Court.

In defense, Elwelu says that what they did at the palace is constitutional mandate to preserve the territorial integrity of the country to ensure it is peaceful and that the constitutional does not allow anybody to raise an armed force.
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