Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu who rose to fame following his brutal raid on the Rwenzururu kingdom palace in Kasese district, has this morning sworn in as a member of the eleventh parliament representing the Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
Elwelu (then at a rank of Brigadier General) on the fateful day of November 26, 2016 led an entire division of UPDF soldiers in an operation that saw over 154 women and children of the Bakonzo tribe brutally murdered. The raid would eventually lead to the arrest of the Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere who todate remains under military surveillance.
Due to his outstanding performance in the murder of the unarmed civilians, Elwelu was this year promoted to the rank of Lt. General and awarded a parliamentary slot to go and legislate for the army in the eleventh parliament. Forgetting his blood stained past, Elwelu irregretably held the Holy Bible and took oath this Tuesday morning with his wife by his side. He forgets that there are dozens of families he orphaned by just his commands and actions in November 2016.