Mumbere Case Adjourned

Mumbere will appear in court on June 16th

The Omusinga of Rwenzururu, pharm Charles Wesley Mumbere has Thursday morning together with his former Prime Minister, discount Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire appeared before Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa for mention of his case.

Earlier this month, approved prosecution indicated that Police had completed its investigations into the second file in which a total of 181 suspects are being charged in connection with last year’s bloody clashes in Kasese.

State prosecutor, James Muliro said that the committal papers were being drafted to have the suspects committed to the International Crimes Division of the High Court (ICD) at the next court session (that was today) to stand trial.

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However, Mr Kagwa adjourned the case to June 16th when the king and his subjects are expected to be committed to the ICD after prosecution asked for more time to finalize its draft of the investigations

The Omusinga alongside his royal guards were arrested in November 2016 after the police and military stormed his palace looking for people they suspected to have taken refuge, a raid that left over 100 people dead including police officers.

Following the bloody clashes, the state has since slapped several charges ranging from treason and terrorism, to murder and aggravated robbery.

The Rwenzururu king is currently out on bail alongside his Prime Minister Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire.

The duo despite being out on bail, have had their movements limited to the districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja.


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