The Omusinga of Rwenzururu, Charles Wesley Mumbere, has blamed the media and some officials for allegations made before thorough investigations are undertaken over the Rwenzori violence.

The Rwenzori sub-region has for the past one month been rocked by violence with attacks claiming lives of more than 40 people, including security personnel while more than 8,000 people have been displaced in Bundibugyo District alone.

During a meeting with President Museveni at Mweya Safari Lodge in Kasese district on Monday, Mumbere appealed to the head of state to institute a commission of inquiry to probe the incidents as well as the existence of an alleged militia group in the region.

On the talk of Yiira republic formation, the Omusinga explained that the propaganda is by the enemies of the Rwenzururu Kingdom who are bent on tarnishing the image of the Kingdom before the Government of Uganda.

Later, President Museveni gave to the Rwenzururu King and some of the King’s officials, a copy of a document that gives details on all the achievements of NRM since 1986, such as the growing tax collections, budgeting as well as infrastructure development in the country.

The Omumbere’s mother, Mukirane Christine accompanied him.