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Critical Thinking report from Global Scientific Club at Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda

Posted: Fri, February 23, 2018 | By: BBI News



By Noah Kule

Global Scientific Club was started in December 2017 by 50 students to receive global popular science information issues after the Ruwenzori Palace was burnt down by Uganda Defense forces - due to lies by the Royal Guards and the superstitious belief that the Bakonzo were bulletproof. Over two hundred people were killed. The Kasese killings were the result of belief and traditions. The club was formed in the college and village of Kidodo.

We believe Leo Igwe’s 5-Step iDoubt Critical thinking system can provide information on how communities are exploited by culture, religion, aspirations and government.

Objectives

1) To question and dispute notions and beliefs.

2) To learn how to get other people to question their own beliefs

3) To examine the role of internet and doubts

Members have noticed:

1) people have no human rights

2) beliefs have destroyed communities

3) There is conflict between science and religion in societies

4) Religion often destroys society

5) The world can not develop in isolation of science

Current Issues in Kasese, Links to News Reports in Uganda:

Ensure Independent Investigation into Kasese Killings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vneVNRZlk

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https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/03/15/uganda-ensure-independent-investigation-kasese-killings

Palace Attack Deaths Underreported; at Least 15 Children Still Missing

(Kasese killings) – Killings by Ugandan military and police during joint operations in Kasese, western Uganda on November 26-27, 2016, warrant an independent, impartial fact-finding mission with international expertise, Human Rights Watch said today. On the bloodiest day, scores of people, including children, were killed during a military assault on the palace compound of the region’s cultural institution.

Police spokespeople reported the death toll over the two days as 87, including 16 police. Human Rights Watch found the actual number to be much higher – at least 55 people, including at least 14 police, killed on November 26, and more than 100, including at least 15 children, during the attack on the palace compound on November 27.

While no military or police have been formally interrogated or charged with crimes as a result of the two days of violence, at least 180 people are facing charges of murder, treason and terrorism, among other crimes. At their first hearing on December 12, journalists observed significant untreated wounds on several of the defendants. As one noted, “[s]ome bore festering wounds on their limbs, which attracted flies.” The magistrate ordered an investigation into the treatment of the defendants, which remains pending. Security officials involved in the arrest, detention, and interrogation of these suspects should be questioned and face possible criminal charges under Uganda’s Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, Human Rights Watch said. Uganda passed the law in 2012, but no member of the police or army has been convicted under the act, despite ongoing allegations of torture throughout the country.

NB. It was believed that royal guards of Rwenzoruru Kingdom would not be penetrated by bullets. Many Guards had joined and government of Uganda had believed causing over 400 killing in Ksese.

Many people including professors died in Kanungu due to belief, Many pasters have caused HIV/AIDS to followers and there are a lot of atrocities in Kasese and Uganda.

On that fateful day, about 1000 members of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God were burnt to death in Kinkizi county in the south-western Ugandan district of Kanungu, about 50km from Rukungiri town.

The victims were doused with petrol and paraffin, before being set ablaze, leading to their horrific deaths.

Days after the inferno, six more bodies were discovered in a pit at the residence of the church leaders.

Yet another 494 bodies would be found days later, under the cult’s buildings in Buhinga, Rutoma and Rukungiri. Other buildings and mass graves were found at Rugazi, Bunyaruguru, Rushojwa and Buziga in Kampala.

Pathological reports showed that many of the victims were clubbed, strangled or hacked to death.

Kibwetere, the mastermind

The cult was headed by self-styled prophet, Joseph Kibwetere and ex-Roman Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Dominic Kataribaho, Credonia Mwerinde and John Kamagara.

Area residents said Kibwetere had collected money from believers for a trip to Europe, in quest of a replica of the Biblical Noah’s Ark.

Two days to the massacre, the residents said, the cult members had thrown a big party for themselves. They also gathered their personal belongings and those of the church and set them ablaze in the middle of the camp.

The following day, they toured the villages bidding farewell to their friends and neighbours.

The sect was registered under the NGO Statute in 1997 to carry countrywide activities to observe the Ten Commandments, preach the word of Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary and provide education and health care.

‘Forget scandal’

Well, it is a little over a decade since, but nothing has yielded from condemnations and warrants of arrest issued for the leaders.

Their whereabouts is to-date not known, or at least is not in the public domain.

Days after the massacre, President Yoweri Museveni vowed that the Government would intensify the hunt for the cult leaders after he inspected the scene.

“Forget this scandal and concentrate on building your families and improving your incomes. We shall arrest those people if they are still alive,” Museveni said then.

The then second deputy Premier and internal affairs minister, Moses Ali, in December 2000 appointed Justice Augustus Kania to head a committee to probe the massacre.

But to-date, the report has never been released.

The massacre scene has been eaten up by a bush and unlike in the past when the place was guarded, today, it is abandoned.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM CLUB

The club recommended that there should be extensions of trainings which provide issues related to critical thanking so as to improve human rights and reduce exploitations.

We recommended that we establish internet café which shall provide information and be collective centre for youth to learn Critical Thinking of Leo Igwe

Provide support to people affected by exploitations and train them in Critical Thinking.

Create Micro-support to women for club to help them learn Critical Thinking



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