This evening, Omusinga Charles Mumbere has been re-arrested by security agents shortly after being granted bail by Jinja magistrate’s court.
Mumbere was dragged out the official vehicle of junior Agriculture minister Christopher Kibazanga who is also his younger brother and driven off in a waiting police van.
Earlier there was a scuffle at the Court premises as the police commanded by Jinja Regional Police Commander Godfrey Matte attempted to block the King from leaving.
According to the Member of Parliament for Kasese Municipality, Robert Centenary, the king has been taken to Nalufenya police station.
We have also spoken to the police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi who says Mumbere has been rearrested on fresh charges relating to murder.
Jinja High Court Judge Eva Luswasta released Mumberere on bail this afternoon on grounds that bail is his constitutional right and that Mumbere has two permanent places of aboard, in Muyenga- a Kampala suburb and in Kasese, which is one of the key requirements for bail.
He has been released on a non cash bail Shs5m and his sureties bonded Shs100m each not cash.
Mumbere presented 6 sureties including 5 Members of Parliament led by the Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza and his former premier Constantine Bwambale.
Earlier, a team of state attorney’s from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions led by Alex Ojok had objected to Mumbere’s bail application on grounds that being an influential person in the Rwenziori sub region, he had capacity to interfere with and frustrate the on-going police investigations within the area.
Court has thus barred Mumbere from travelling outside Uganda and to districts of Kabarole, Kasese and Bundibugyo to avoid any chances of interference with police investigations.
The King has also been ordered to report before the Jinja Chief Magistrate’s Court once every month starting from the 13th/February 2017.