By Watchdog reporter

The International Criminal Court will consider a petition by Kasese district leaders in regard to the November 2016 clashes between government forces and supporters of the Rwenzururu kingdom in which more than 100 people were killed.

At a press conference on Wednesday in Kampala, Kasese district leaders say they have received communications from the office of the prosecutor in the international criminal court in regard to their petition over Kasese killings.

Kasese Woman MP who is also the leader of opposition in Parliament Winnie Kizza says on December 23rd, 2016 they petitioned the ICC over the Kasese killings and they have received the letter indicating the receipt of their petition.

She says the ICC has indicated willingness to look into the petition and this will be done in accordance with the provisions of the Rome statute.

If The Hague based Court reaches a decision on the matter, the petitioners will be informed in writing.

Kizza notes that they petitioned three people over committing crimes against humanity including President Yoweri Museveni and Ministers Asuman Mugenyi and Peter Ecweru to give individual accountability for the lives lost in Kasese.

She says they are optimistic that the ICC will respond positively on this issue for justice to prevail.

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