By Watchdog reporter
The High Court in Jinja has released Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbeere on bail.
In her ruling, the judge said bail was a constitutional right and an inherent one at that.
The Judge was convinced that the king suspected among other crimes of committing murder, treason and terrorism, will not interfere with investigations, adding that he had a fixed place of aboard in Kampala and Kasese, and was of age
Through his lawyers Alaka & Co Advocates and Ochieng Associates, Mumbere had argued that he will not interfere with police investigations once released from jail.
Mumbere and his 152 guards were remanded over charges of terrorism, treason, murder and attempted murder all connected to the recent Kasese clashes.
About 100 people, including 16 police officers, were killed in the November 28/29 attacks in Kasese following clashes between security forces and Rwenzururu kingdom loyalists.
The King’s palace was torched down in an operation led by Brig Peter Elwelu who was criticized for the highhandedness but the president has promoted him to Major General and appointed him commander Lands Forces.
Yesterday it emerged that Omusinga Mumbeere has promised to apologise to President Museveni for standoff.

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