Crime & Investigation

Rwenzururu King Mumbere Charged with Murder; Remanded

Mumbere appearing in court on Tuesday

Rwenzururu King Wesley Mumbere has been charged with murder of a police officer, sale Chimp Corps report.

Under heavy military escort, viagra dosage Mumbere was today transferred from Police’s special operations base at Nalufenya to Jinja Chief Magistrate’s Court where charges of murder were read by the state.

According to prosecution, “Charles Mumbere and others still at large on 24th day of March 2016 at Field Force Unit Detach in Kidodo Cell Central Division, Kasese Municipality in Kasese District murdered No 53221 PC Kasimba Geoffrey.”

On the charge sheet, Mumbere is described as a cultural leader and resident of Muyenga Cell, Nyakabingo Ward, Central Division, Kasese Municipality in Kasese District.

The presiding magistrate Francis Kaggwa said the court lacks jurisdiction over the case.

He then remanded Mumbere, who was arrested from his Kasese-based palace on Sunday to  Kirinya prison in Jinja.

Earlier, Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odong said at a press briefing in Kampala that in 2014 a total of 68 attackers lost their lives in the Rwenzururu violence.

Additionally, 23 civilians died and 10 members of the security forces.

Odong said Rwenzururu cultural guards started attacking police stations and police posts as security planned to destroy militants’ camps in November.

“These attacks were carried out in a similar manner across the district where 16 policemen were killed and 6 guns stolen,” said Odong.

He further revealed that an assortment of weapons were recovered from the palace, including, 07 (seven) Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), pistols, ammunition, machetes, spears Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and 16 petrol bombs.

Mumbere returns to court on December 13.

Below is the list of officers killed in the recent Rwenzururu clashes, according to Odong.

Sgt Joseph Kule

Detective Cpl Richard Elai

Cpl Patrick Anywar

Cpl Kasim Kaluba

PC Thomas Malinga

PC Robert Baluku

PC Gaetano Awachi

PC Edward Periyo

PC Henry Oyuci

SPC Cyprian Masereka

SPC Jonathan Bwambale

SPC Christopher Kamango

SPC Salimo Luzinda


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