Rwenzururu king Omusinga Charles Mumbere, has been sent back on remand till January 12, because his committal papers are not ready, court has said.
Mumbere and other suspects were appearing in the Jinja High court, where they were supposed to answer to multiple charges including treason, murder and aggravated robbery, following the clashes in Kasese in November.
Mumbere’s incarceration followed the attack on his palace, where over 100 people including security agents and the Rwenzururu Kingdom royal guards were reportedly killed.
On his arrest about a month ago, Mumbere was driven from Kasese to Jinja and detained at the Nalufenya Police Station, a designated Uganda Police holding facility for high profile prisoners like opposition politicians and dangerous criminals.
Prominent among the people who have been to Nalufenya include Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer Dr Warren Kizza Besigye, the party’s MP for Nakawa Division Michael Kabaziguruka, and notorious Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) commander Jamil Mukulu.