By Najibu Mulema

The Omusinga of Rwenzururu , king Wesley Mumbere has been charged with murder and remanded to Luzira prison till 13 December, 2016 by the Jinja Magistrate court.

Last week on Sunday Mumbere was arrested by police in coordination with other security agencies following the Saturday clashes in Kasese region between UPDF, police and the people suspected to be rebels. Over 65 people including 16 security operatives lost their lives in the due course.

Mumbere was airlifted from Kasese to Kampala then to Jinja where he has been charged with murder.

In October 2009, Mumbere returned to Uganda after spending 25 years in United States. He was crowned omusinga of Rwenzururu on October 19, 2009 and his authority is limited to social and cultural matters.

According to President Museveni, Mumbere becoming Omusinga especially after people like Dr.Chrispus Kiyonga and a large group of people who were opposed to the idea of monarchy, withdrew their objection. However, the Bamba leaders of Bundibugyo were totally opposed to the idea of the monarchy.