August 7, 2020
August 7, 2020

Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere allowed to burry mother


His Majesty Mumbere, his wifee and his lawyer Eron Kiiza in court. Photo by Mukose Arnold Anthony

By Mukose Arnold Anthony

International Crime Division Court under Justice Eve Luswata Friday afternoon varied the bail terms of His Majesty Mumbere allowing him to mourn and bury his late mother Christine Mukirania in Kasese.

Mumbere through his legal team led by Caleb Alaka, Samuel Muyizzi and Eron Kiiza applied to court to grant vary the bail terms from the current ones which limit him to only Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja.

He urged that, him being the king and first born son of the family, he had cultural rights to perform and wanted only 14 days of mourning.

Without any objection, Director of Public prosecution through the assistant DPP Rachael Bikhole agreed with the applicants whoever asked court not clear him to hold any rallies opposite to the application.

Justice Luswata ruled that, since there was no objection, the king is free to do so for 14 days from tomorrow 15th to 29th June 2019 upon which the previous bail terms will be automatically reinstated.

His Majesty Omusinga Wesley Mumbere speaking with his subjects in court. Photo by Mukose Arnold Anthony

Since 29th of June will be a weekend, Mumbere has been ordered to report to court on 1st July for when his earlier bail conditions will resume.

Mumbere was arrested in 2016 following a raid by the army on his palace. UPDF claimed to have stormed the palace in search of suspected rebels accused of persecuting residents in the region. He was released by Justice Eva Luswata under stringent bail conditions.

He was charged with criminal cases connected to among others, murder, terrorism and treason.

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