Mumbere slapped with new charges, remanded to Luzira prison

Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere in the dock at Jinja Chief Magistrates Court on Monday. PHOTO BY DENIS EDEMA

What you need to know:

  • The Omusinga was re-arrested and bundled on a waiting police van outside Jinja High Court gate and driven to Nalufenya Police Station.
  • Prosecution further alleges the accused during the same time attacked various police establishments, property and unlawfully made explosives and possessed ammunitions

Jinja - The Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere has pleaded with court to have him remanded to Luzira Prison rather than being detained at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja District.
King Mumbere on Monday appealed to the Jinja Chief Magistrate, John Francis Kaggwa, to remand him to Luzira prison in Kampala on grounds that his ill health could not cope with the conditions at Nalufenya Police Station.
He said: “Since I am representing myself because my lawyers are not here, given that they were not informed about this (appearing in court) I would like to be remanded to Luzira prison because of my ill health. I do not mind spending more hours on the road but I would like to be remanded to Luzira prison.”
The Chief Magistrate granted his request and also told him that he has a right to apply for bail at the High Court.


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