Musoki was arrested on November 27 alongside Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere and more than 180 other royal guards, with whom they are charged with terrorism, murder, aggravated robbery and attempted murder.
Jinja Grade One magistrates court has this afternoon charged four more Rwenzururu Kingdom royal guards with 41 counts of treason, murder attempted murder and aggravated robbery. The suspects, who were paraded before grade one magistrate Peter Mutala, include Eria Kule, Amos Bwambale, Ferguson Bwambale and Nehemia Mbusa.
The Rwenzururu premier Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire is opposing the bail conditions that were given to him by Jinja High Court Judge Eva Luswata. Kitsumbire was granted bail on Thursday last week after spending 86 days in jail. Justice Eva Luswata released him on a non cash bail of 75 million shillings pending the hearing of his trial. His three sureties including the Busongora South MP Jackson Mbaju were ordered to execute a non cash bond of 100 Million shillings.
The juveniles, aged between 15 and 17 have been granted non-conditional bail by Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa, following the submission by defence lawyers challenging their continued detention. The suspects had been on remand for more than three months.
He filed his application before the Jinja High Court judge Eva Luswata on March 6, citing advanced age and poor health as reasons for his bail application. The 65 year old is battling hypertension, ulcers and prostate related problems.
Jinja High court Judge Eva Luswata has adjourned the ruling on bail application for Rwenzururu prime minister Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire to Thursday. According to Samuel Muyizzi, one of the lawyers representing Kitsumbire, the adjournment is a big blow to his client because his health requires immediate medical attention.
Prosecution alleges that the Rwenzururu King, his guards and others still at large, between the month of March and November 2016 in different places within Kasese and Kabarole districts, allegedly planned to overthrow a lawfully established government by force of arms.
Clearance Bwambale, the Rwenzururu Spokesperson, says members of the Royal family including the Chief Prince, Christopher Kibanzanga will stand surety for the King. According to Bwambale, the state wasnt impressed when opposition politicians stood surety for the King during the first bail application.
Efforts by Mumberes brother Christopher Kibazanga to negotiate for the withdrawal of security personnel were futile. The Regional Police Commander Godfrey Maate argued that they had not received any orders to free the King.
Prosecution led by Rachael Bikhole told Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa, that the state had adduced enough evidence to pin the suspects. They face 41 counts of treason, terrorism, murder, attempted murder, and aggravated robbery.
The set-up of the camp is an indication that the group is organised and was planning to attack either security installations or residents. The size of the camp is equivalent to that of a football pitch. Its surrounded by banana and coffee plantations. There is also a check-point which had been established at the entrance of the camp.