- Upon her recent visit to the prisoners, many look frail and complained of poor medical attention.
- According to the documents, the royal guards have suffered various ailments while in prison for which they seek to be released to access treatment.
Kasese Woman Member of Parliament, Florence Kabugho has expressed concern over the plight of the Rwenzururu Royal guards.
In her interview with Capital Radio, the legislator, who was vocal wondered why the group that has spent close to six years in prison facing charges of terrorism, treason, murder, and attempted murder are not being attended to medically.
She said upon her recent visit to the prisoners, many looked frail and complained of poor medical attention.
The Member of Parliament queried why, even if they have been denied bail, government continues to fail on delivering basic medical attention to them.
Meanwhile, forty-nine jailed guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom have applied to the International Crimes Division of the High Court to be released on bail pending the trial of their terrorism-related charges.
They are jointly charged alongside their King Charles Wesley Mumbere, who is out on bail. Through their Rwenzururu Kingdom lawyers led by Mr Alfred Makasi, the suspects contend that they have spent a long time on remand. The group was committed to stand trial on June 22, 2017.
According to the documents, the royal guards have suffered various ailments while in prison for which they seek to be released to access treatment.
Deputy Attorney General, Hon. Jackson Kafuuzi, however, accounted for the detainees saying there is a solid case against them.
“Of the 221 accused persons, 11 were released on bail in 2017 and another 143 released on bail in January 2022; the rest of the accused were denied bail for various reasons and are still remanded in Luzira Prison,” he said.
Kafuuzi dismissed claims of torture and mistreatment and averred that the prisoners are fed well.