By Najibu Mulema
Jinja High Court judge, Eva Luswata set Friday 13 January, 2017 as a day to hear the bail application of Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere after blocking the state application of transfering the bail hearing to the International Crimes Division of High Court.
Many dignitaries mainly from kasese Region have comeout to stand in as sureties for Mumbere.
Hon. Winnie Kiiza the Woman Member of Parliament for Kasese and the Leader of the Opposition in the current Ugandan Parliament. She is an in-law to the King.
She is a resident in both Kampala and Kasese.
Hon. William Nzughu the Member of Parliament for Busongora North Constituency. He is a maternal Uncle to the King. He is a resident of both Kampala and Kasese.
Hon. Katusabe Atkins, Member of Parliament for Bukonzo West Constituency. He is a resident in both Kampala and Kasese. The Applicant is his personal friend( his keen).
Hon. Centenary Franco Robert. Member of Parliament for Kasese Municipality. Resident of both Kampala and Kasese. The King is his Maternal Uncle and the residence of the King falls squarely in his constituency.
Hon. Muhindo Tony Harold. Member of Parliament for Bukonzo East Constituency. Resides both in Kampala and Kasese.
Mr. Constantine Bwambale, former Prime Minister of the Kingdom who served for close to nine year. He is also a close friend to the King. Resident of Kasese.
Mumbere was arrested last year in November following the Rwenzururu palace raid by the joint security operatives which left more than 100 people dead including police and army officers.
The king is being charged along with more than 150 royalists with 41 counts including aggravated robbery, murder,treason among others.