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Mumbere Lawyers Want Museveni in Dock as Witness

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The defence legal team of Kasese suspects has asked court to compel Gen. Yoweri Museveni and Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura to appear as witnesses in the case against Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere.

In his submission on Monday, Counsel Eron Kiiza told court that they want Museveni, Kayihura, Maj. Gen. Peter Erweru and AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi to appear as witnesses in the Mumbere case.

According to Kiiza, on several occasions Museveni has come out with outbursts against their clients which they want him to substantiate.

Kasese Members of Parliament led by the leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza lashed at government for persecuting the people of Kasese.

Meanwhile the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere, his premier Thembo Katsumbire and six other Royal guards have been committed to the high court for commencement of their hearing.

This brings the number of the Kasese suspects who have been committed to high court to 189 out of the 201 suspects on the charge sheet.

Last week on Thursday, Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa committed 181 suspects to high court amidst drama as the suspects protested their committal without their lawyers.

This followed their abrupt appearance before court yet they expected to appear on 26th June which was today but to their surprise they were hastily brought on 22nd June 2017 without the knowledge of their lawyers.

Earlier on this morning, relatives of the incarcerated suspects stormed court only to be told that they will not be produced in court today since they were committed to the high court last week on Thursday.

The disgruntled relatives with tears rolling on their cheeks decried government’s abrupt change of goal posts since the court which committed them is the same court that had earlier set today 26th June 2017 to give a ruling on whether to release 38 suspects on bail.

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