Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere will not celebrate his 8th coronation anniversary on October 19 this year because of the ‘harsh’ bail restrictions imposed on him by court, after he was charged with terrorism.
Last year in November Mumbere was arrested and detained at the infamous police detention facility in Nalufenya following an attack on his palace in Kasese that was led by the then Division 2 Commander Brigadier Peter Elwelu, who has since been promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed the Commander of Land Forces (CLF).
During the attack, it was reported that over 100 people including Mumbere’s palace guards and government security personnel, died.
Consequently, Mumbere was tried in the Jinja High Court and after a few attempts at securing release, he was later transferred to Luzira, from where Kampala High Court Judge Michael Elubu granted him a non-cash bail of Shs100 million in February.
One of the bail conditions is that Mumbere should not set foot in Kasese, making him unable to celebrate his coronation anniversary since he is out of the Kingdom.