MP Centenary maintains that the petition has nothing to do with the King and the Kingdom but rather individuals who lost their lives. He adds that once enough evidence is gathered, there is no one who will stop the proceedings of the case.
In 2013, even before its recognition, subjects of the Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba held protests against the rituals and cultural functions of the Rwenzururu Kingdom that were being held in Bundibugyo district.
Subsequently police blocked Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere Irema-ngoma from proceeding to Bundibugyo to carry out any cultural functions.
It should be noted that President Museveni had taken responsibility of Nyamukama’s health. Now, URN has learnt that State House had advanced UGX 39 million to clear the medical bills and offset any expenses incurred during the convalescence of the old woman.
Prince William Kibanzanga, acknowledged that the money had been received but was misappropriated by one of the family members.
Mumbere, together with close to 200 of his loyalists, was arrested on November 27, 2016, after a confrontation between the military and Rwenzururu Kingdom Royal Guards, which claimed more than 100 lives. He was later charged with 41 counts of murder, attempted murder, terrorism, treason, arson and malicious damage.
In 2013 Rwenzururu Kingdom commissioned Kiwa Heritage, a community conservation foundation to develop an attire that will be accepted as Bakonzo Cultural Wear to be worn on important functions, however, to date the wear is yet to be developed.
Rosette Musoka also lost her husband during the raid on the Kings palace in Kasese town. Musoka singlehandedly takes care of her nine children. She told URN on Christmas Eve that eating meat has become a luxury for her family.
Gadi Mbayahi, the chairman of the Rwenzururu Kingdom prime ministerial commission says many youth tend to live recklessly during Christmas and end up doing things that endanger not only their lives but also pose negative effects on the entire community.
According to Syauswa, bullets damaged his metallic gate, shattered the window panes, brought down the security house and part of his perimeter wall. The bullets also caused cracks on the walls of the house and destroyed the iron sheets on the kitchen and washrooms.
Robert Tibamwenda bestowed upon himself the title of Omwami wa Bakonzo, directly translated as Lord of the Bakonzo and has continued to challenge the legitimacy of Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma, the King of the Rwenzururu Kingdom.
Maria Burnett, the East Africa director at HRW says it is an act of impunity for the government not to have some military officials involved in the operation tried in courts of law since it gives them a leeway to abuse their power again.
While meeting residents of Kaswa Village in Bwesumbu Sub County on Tuesday, Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander Julius Ceasar Tusingwire said they have information that many former royal guards are hiding for fear of being arrested by security agencies.
Addressing journalists at the government owned media center this after, Internal Affairs Minister, General Jeje Odongo, said the dreadful and subversive actions of the royal guards of over the weekend were inspired by Mumbere.
More than 300 Bakonzo youths from Bundibugyo town started walking to Kirindi village, Busaru Sub County, to renovate the shrine, but they were blocked 3 kilometers to the shrine by the Bamba. A standoff ensued and they started pelting each other with stones.