Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has today evening been transported by a police copter from Jinja airfield to his palace in Muyenga, a posh Kampala suburb.
Mumbere was seen boarding a police chopper shortly after Jinja High Court released him on bail for the second time.
The Kingdom spokesman Clarence Bwambale confirmed to TrumpetNews that Mumbere is at his palace for now and there are no plans of taking him to Kasese anytime soon.
“Until we sit with the state and court, and discuss the way forward, the King will stay in Muyenga,” Bwambale said.
At around 5:30pm Mumbere was granted bail for the second time in a month by the Jinja High court.
His lawyer Caleb Alaka told the Jinja High court judge Michael Elubu that since the re-arrest of the Rwenzururu king on January 13, 2017, negotiations on how to release him have been ongoing before later reaching a neutral ground.
“In line with Article 126 of the Constitution, we held various discussions between the applicant (Omusinga) and the state. We pray that you accept the conditions as agreed upon by both parties, ” Alaka told the judge.
He asked court to consider the agreement reached between the state and the Omusinga to have the latter released on bail before presenting a number of sureties.
“This court has the discretion to grant or deny bail to the applicant despite the agreement between the 2 parties but in a bid to encourage dispute resolution peacefully, I will release him on bail,” Justice Elubu said.
“This is also in line with the efforts to ensure reconciliation by the High court in the country.”
Justice Elubu granted Omusinga a non cash bail of shs100 million and the same amount not in cash to each of the 4 sureties.
The judge also ordered that Mumbere be given UPDF royal guards as part of his security detail as enshrined in the Traditional Leaders Act of 2011 on top of police guards.
Mumbere was also asked not to step foot in Kasese, Bundibugyo and Kabarole districts but restricted to only Jinja, Kampala and Wakiso districts.