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Rwenzururu PM granted bail

Jinja High Court  Judge Eva Luswata has granted bail to Rwenzururu Prime Minister Thembo Kitsumbire.

According to his Lawyer Samuel Muyizzi, the premier was ordered to sign a court cash bond of sh75 million and his sureties were also bonded at sh100 million. He is now on his way to Kampala.

Kitsumbire’s other bail conditions are similar to those court set for  King Charles Wesely Mumbere last month,  among which are the  restricted movements to districts forming the Kasese region.

The  Rwenzururu  Premier has been   on remand at Luzira Prison since December last year  on several  charges of murder, terrorism  and  treason among others, all related to the March and November 2016 incidents in Kasese district where over 100 lives were lost.

While releasing Kitsumbire on bail, Justice Luswata considered  his  advanced age of 62 , illness  of hypertesion, ulcers  and  prostate related problems which can not be handled in prison and the fact he has two permanent residencies in Wakiso District and  Kasese Municipality.

He was arraigned  before the Jinja magistrate’s court alongside  his King Mumbere and over 170 royal guards, where he has been ordered to continue reporting once a month,  for the  mention of his  case and extension of bail.


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