Court Sets Date to Hear Mumbere’s 2nd Bail Application
By Serestino Tusingwire
High Court in Jinja has set February 6, 2017 as the date on which it will hear the 2nd bail application of the incarcerated Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere.
Mumbere filed fresh bail application before the same Court on January 24, days after the first bail was interrupted by police.
In his second bail application, the king listed bail as his Constitutional right, his advanced age of 64 years and ill-health as some of the exceptional circumstances upon which court should base it’s lenience to grant him bail.
Mumbere was on January 16 remanded back to Luzira prison after he was arraigned before the Jinja Magistrates court and charged with new counts including terrorism, murder and attempted murder.
Mumbere’s lawyers from Alaka and company Advocates however maintain that the king’s first bail granted to him on 13th January 2017 still stands despite his immediate re-arrest.
Mumbere was freshly charged with twenty others for the offenses that they are said to have committed between the months of July and November last 2016 at Bukara Village, Kabonero subcounty, and at Nyabutsi villiage, Karangura subcounty in Kabalore district.