BOMBED: King Wesley Mumbere's palace in Kasese on fire.

The European Union (EU) has called for concrete investigations into the attack on Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere’s palace in Kasese that resulted in the killing of over 100 people.

According to the EU, citing investigations being carried out by the Parliamentary Defence and Internal Affairs Committee and the Uganda Human Rights Commission, says the authorities in Uganda should ensure the investigations reflect the true nature of the cause of conflict. “The EU encourages full investigations in a timely, inclusive and transparent manner, according to due process and the rule of law.  The EU looks forward to the outcome of these investigations being made public, a release indicates”

The EU also says it ‘stands ready to assist – in addressing the root causes of conflict by all concerned through dialogue’.

The EU call for thorough investigations comes in the wake of King Mumbere facing multiple charges including treason, murder and aggravated robbery and his subsequent incarceration on remand in Luzira follows.

The move by the EU also comes at a time when leaders from Kasese including MPs are soliciting for signatures to pin the alleged perpetrators of the killings before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

The EU in Uganda is represented by the European Union Delegation, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.