Omusinga appointed Joseph Kule Muranga as the new Kingdom Prime Minister replacing Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire who served in acting capacity.
Rwenzururu Kingdom Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere at 2015 budget reading.
The Omusinga of Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere Irema-Ngoma has
appointed a 36 member cabinet.
Since 2016 when Mumbere arrested, the management of the Kingdom
has been under the inter-ministerial committee led by Gad Mbayahi Bakwanamaha.
According to information released by John Thawite, the Kingdom’s
Information Minister, the Omusinga has appointed Joseph Kule Muranga as the new
Kingdom Prime Minister replacing Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire.
The others include Alfred Makasi who is the new Attorney General
and Minister of Constitution Affairs. He will be deputized by David Bwambale
Mumbere also appointed Edwin KIugonza as the new Finance Minister
and Doreen Masika as the deputy. Yowasi
Thembo Mugamba is the new minister of royal protection and Hassan Jauwakali
Bakulu, the Speaker of Representatives.
The new Kingdom internal auditor is Farouk Masereka.
According to Thawite, the Omusinga has directed the new ministers
to begin work immediately as they wait to be sworn in and also restore and
develop the cultural institution.
Omusinga Mumbere was arrested in 2016 together with more than 130
people believed to be his royal guards, whom the security agencies said had
been trained into a militia group that was allegedly terrorising the people and
security personnel across the Rwenzori Sub-region.
His arrest followed a raid that was carried out at his palace by security personnel,
resulting in the death of more than 100 people.
Mumbere and his co-accused were later charged with treason,
terrorism, murder, aggravated robbery and being in possession of illegal
In 2017, he was released on bail by Justice Eva Luswata, but his
movements were restricted to Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja. He was also blocked
from travelling to Kabarole, Kasese and Bundibugyo districts.
However, a source in Rwenzururu Kingdom who preferred anonymity,
says that there are in talks with the government to pave way for the return of
Mumbere to Kasese.
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