Just over two years after the tragic assault on the Palace of the Rwenzururu King (Omusinga) Charles Wesley Mumbere where many people were shot dead while several others including the Omusinga ended up in jail on Terrorism and murder charges, Mumbere is now in talks with government to put the impasse to rest once and for all.
Mr. Alfred Makasi the Attorney General of Rwenzururu Kingdom revealed yesterday that the Omusinga, who is currently out on bail, is in negotiations with the Central government as one of the ways of ending the misunderstandings between the two parties.
Makasi made the revelation at the International Crimes division court where he had accompanied the Omusinga Charles Mumbere to renew his bail as part of the fulfillment of bail terms and conditions.
“As the Kingdom, we think Prosecution will not solve the current problems, whether he is released or acquitted we don’t expect any success,” the AG said.
Makasi added that the charges of terrorism and murder that stem from the 2016 Kasese killings will not reclaim the peace and glory of the Rwenzururu kingdom but that the easiest way would be to find lasting solutions to the challenges.
On the ongoing talks, Makasi revealed that the kingdom side is headed by Omusinga and they are in advanced stages and thus asked the public to be patient.
Mumbere’s bail was extended to 8th January 2018 when he will report back to court again
Omusinga with 112 of his subjects who are on remand at Luzira and Kirinya prisons are awaiting their trial to be fixed for hearing before the International Crimes Division of the High court.
These are charged with Murder, Terrosim, robbery and malicious damage to property allegedly committed in April 2016 at the Rwenzururu palace.