Jailed Rwenzururu cultural leader Charles Wesley Mumbere and former commander of ADF rebel group Jamilu Mukulu are expected to appear before Jinja High Court today.

The duo face a number of criminal charges including murder, treason and terrorism.

It is alleged that Mukulu masterminded the murder of about 80 students at Kichwamba Technical Institute in 1998.

Jamilu Mukulu is  expected to re-appear before Jinja Magistrates court for mention of the treason case against him while Mumbere is expected to appear before Jinja Court Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa to know the stage of investigations.

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In  addition to the above cases Mumbere is accused of involvement in a range of other offences-all capital in nature which include  murder, malicious damage to property, attempted murder and aggravated robbery.

Once found guilty, these offences attract a maximum sentence of death.

Mukulu who was arrested in Tanzania in April 2015 was first detained at Nalufenya Special Operations Command Centre in Jinja before being remanded to Luzira maximum prison where he has been since September 6, 2016.

The king who was arrested in connection  with the November 17, 2016 incident in which more than 100 people died in an attack on his palace in Kasese town, was also co-charged with 160 Royal guards and his Prime Minister who were remanded to Kirinya and Bugunga government prisons while the Juveniles are being held at Naguru Remand Home in Kampala.

Mumbere was re-arrested on January 13 2017, only hours after being granted a shs 100m non cash bail. He was later produced before court in Jinja where more charges of murder and terrorism were read to him.

He was consequently remanded to Luzira prison until Monday when he will re-appear where sources said the king is this time expected to appear before High Court Judge Michael Elubu. The first bail had been granted to him by Jinja resident Judge Eva Luswata.

Mumbere’s lawyers led by Caleb Alaka have consequently applied for a second bail to have the king answer to the charges against him from outside prison, citing his advanced age of 64 years and illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes.