Hearing of Review of Rwenzururu King Bail Terms Hits Snag

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The Kings movements were limited to only the three districts of Kampala where he currently resides, Jinja and Wakiso for fear of returning to the kingdom that could refuel the clashes among his subjects.

The Prime Minister of Rwenzururu Kingdom, Thembo Kistumbire has decried delays in hearing an application seeking to review the bail terms.

The petition that was filed last month sought among other issues to enable the six juveniles who received bail together with the Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere to appear before courts within Kasese district so as to cut transport costs to Jinja High Court.

Kistumbire also wants the movement restrictions put on Mumbere removed so that he can visit his subjects in Kasese.

Kitsumbire and six juveniles had appeared at Jinja High Court on Friday in fulfillment of a condition that requires them to report to court every month.

Alfred Makhasi, the Rwenzururu Kingdom's lawyer says that he is disappointed by the court for delaying to hear the application of his clients. He explains attempts to fix a date for hearing the application have been futile.

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Jinja High Court Registrar, Jersey Byaruhanga says that a date for the hearing will soon be fixed.

Mumbere and Kitsumbire face several criminal charges ranging from treason, terrorism, murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery to malicious damage to property.

The King's movements were limited to only the three districts of Kampala where he currently resides, Jinja and Wakiso for fear of returning to the kingdom that could refuel the clashes among his subjects.