President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly been dragged to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the recent clashes in Kasese district in western Uganda which left dozens of fallen bodies.
Museveni, a vocal opponent of The Hague tribunal could be summoned before the same on his role in the deadly clashes between government forces and guards of the traditional ruler of the kingdom of Rwenzuru.
The national army, UPDF in a joint operation with the police on Sunday November 27 ordered an assault on the royal palace of King Charles Wesley Mumbere, after the latter purportedly disregarded the president’s time sensitive orders to disband his guards that were being accused of carrying out an attack on local police.
The raid left more than 100 royal guards dead, whereas King Mumbere and 50 of his surviving guards were arrested and charged with treason, terrorism and murder among other cases.
In the wake of the clashes, social media was awash with graphic photos and footage of the people who were injured and killed in the fire.
One such photo showed half dressed bodies of about three dozen royal guards heaped outside the place open main gate, while their grass tatched houses inside the palace went up in flames.
A Facebook user named Tom Stacy who calls himself “a life long champion of Bakonzo right to self-determination within Uganda,” claims to have submitted this graphic picture before the ICC in the Hague on Thursday December 22.
Mr Stacy says he presented the photo together with “the bland statement of the incontrovertible and verifiable facts of the massacre.” Chimpreports reports.
He says he made the presentantion with Mr William Bukombi, the Rwenzururu Kingdom’s appointed Representative (ambassador) in Europe who lives in London.
“The photograph which will come to haunt the Museveni regime for as long as it survives in Uganda has been placed today before the International Criminal Court at the Hague, Netherland,” trumpeted Mr Stacy on Thursday.
The ICC which is currently prosecuting a Ugandan war load Dominic Ongwen, was yet confirm receiving the case of President Yoweri Museveni.