By Najibu Mulema

Jinja High Court Judge Eva Luswata is today expected to give her ruling on Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere’s bail application.

Yesterday, Judge Luswata declined an application by the state to transfer Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere’ bail application hearing to the International Crimes Division of the High Court and she decided that that she will give her ruling today.

In his application, king Mumbere lists 10 grounds on which he should be granted bail, among which he says it is a
constitutional right, given that he is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

He also argues that he does not intend to interfere with investigations whatsoever the case.

The king, who was arrested on November 27, 2016 by joint security forces at his palace, is facing several charges
including terrorism, treason, murder, aggravated robbery, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.

He is jointly charged with over 150 of his royal guards plus his prime minister.