By Najibu Mulema

Rwenzururu kingdom royal guard a one Yosam Bagheni, 65 has died in Kirinya prison.

According to the Rwenzururu kingdom spokesman Clarence Bwambale, Bagheni died on Friday morning at Jinja referral hospital and was a resident of Kyabalangira village in Kyabalangira sub county in Kasese district.

The deceased is said to have died of malaria although kingdom officials have refuted the claims, calling for an independent postmortem report.

Bagheni was among the 153 suspects charged along with the Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere with 41 counts which include, treason, aggravated robbery, murder,terrorism among others.

The suspects were arrested last year in November following the Kasese clashes between security operatives and Rwenzururu royalists. The incident left more than 100 people dead including police officers.