The Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita, says Mumbere has the liberty to apply to high court to relax his bail terms.
King Mumbere and his Wife at the Internarional Crimes Division of High Court in Kampala. File Photo
The Rwenzururu King,
Charles Mumbere is at liberty to apply for temporary relaxation of his bail
conditions to allow him attend the funeral of his mother, Christine Mukirania,
the judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita has revealed.
on Tuesday morning at Kilembe Mines Hospital aged 85. Although the cause of
death is not yet to be established, Mukirania has been battling diabetic
complications that saw her leg amputated at Case Hospital in March 2019.
The death of the
Mumbere’s mother comes at a time when his movements are restricted to Kampala,
Wakiso and Jinja Districts. This is one of the bail conditions imposed on
Mumbere who is battling more than 41 charges including terrorism, murder and
aggravated robbery among others that were slapped against him and 203 royal
guards three years ago.
Mumbere and his royal
guards were picked during a military raid on his palace in
2016. And has since been confined pending the disposal of the charges
against him. The Judiciary
spokesperson, Solomon Muyita, says Mumbere has the liberty to apply to high court
to relax his bail terms.
He explains that Mumbere can convince court to allow him
sometime to mourn his mother since it has the powers to relax the bail
the Rwenzururu Attorney General, Alfred Makasi
who is also Mumbere’s lawyer, says culturally Mumbere is exempted from burying.
He says even if the bail conditions are relaxed, Mumbere can’t
attend the funeral of his mother just like the case was when his late father, Isaya
Mukirania died. Makasi told URN that they haven’t written to court over the
matter, adding they will convene a meeting to chat the way forward.
has previously applied to court to relax his bail
conditions to allow him to travel to different areas including his kingdom. The
application is before the International Crimes Division pending hearing.