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Gov't Sets Conditions for Mumbere's Release

Mumberes lawyer, Caleb Alaka told Justice Michael Elubu in Jinja High Court this afternoon that Mumbere had agreed to some conditions with government for his release from Luzira Prison.
Details of the negotiations between the Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere and government have started emerging. 

Mumbere's lawyer, Caleb Alaka told Justice Michael Elubu in Jinja High Court this afternoon that Mumbere had agreed to some conditions with government for his release from Luzira Prison.

 

The Rwenuzururu King was remanded to Luzira Prison in November last year together with his Prime Minister, Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire and 161 Royal guards for their role in the Kasese clashes, which claimed the lives of more than 100 suspected Rwenzururu Royal Guards and Police officers. 

They face 41 counts ranging from treason, terrorism, murder, attempted murder to aggravated robbery and malicious damage to property.  On January 13th, 2017, Justice Eva Luswata released Mumbere on bail but he was re-arrested shortly after and slapped with fresh charges.

As a result, Mumbere made a fresh bail application, which came up for hearing this afternoon before Justice, Michael Elubu.  In his submission, Mumbere's lawyer, Caleb Alaka listed some of the conditions they had reached with government for his release.

He said that they had agreed that the Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF and Uganda Police Force takes over the security detail of the King. Mumbere is also expected to observe the bail terms set by Justice Eva Luswata during his earlier release.

They include restricting his movements within Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono districts. He also barred from traveling to Kabarole, Ntoroko and Kasese districts without prior permission from court. Mumbere is also expected to report to the Criminal Investigations Department in Kampala once every month. But the time of filing this story, Justice Michael Elubu was yet to pronounce himself on the matter.

Some of the people lined to stand surety for the King include his brother Christopher Kibanzanga, the Agriculture State Minister, Businessman Geoffrey Baluku, Constantine Bwambale, the former Rwenzururu Premier, Edwin Kugonza, the Managing Director Real Marketing and Amos Mugisha.

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