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MUMBERE SECURITY WITHDRAWN

Kasese - The Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere has handed over three AK47 rifles to the army. The guns, which belong to the UPDF soldiers guarding Mumbere's palace, had been taken from from the palace armoury during a scuffle between the Omusinga's royal guards and his UPDF guards.

According to the king, the guns were used by the royal guards to defend the Palace after a UPDF soldier who was guarding the palace shot and killed a royal guard after a scuffle.

The army has also temporarily withdrawn from the palace as talks between the kingdom and Security agencies continue. Mumbere has also asked the police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura to immediately withdraw crime preventers for peace to prevail. [PRES/AMB/POPS]