By Sania Babirye
The Rwenzururu kingdom Prime Minister Thembo Kitsumbire has been released on bail. Jinja High court judge Eva Luswata granted Kitusumbire a non -cash bail of 75 million shillings while his sureties entered into a non cash bond of 100 million shillings each.
Court set other bail conditions similar to those set for the temporary release of the Rwenzururu king Charles Wesely Mumbere. Kitsumbire’s movements have been restricted to districts forming the Kasese region. While releasing Kitsumbire on bail, court put into consideration his advanced age of 62 , grave illness ; hypertension, ulcers and prostate related problems which cannot be handled in prison.
The Rwenzururu kingdom premier has been on remand at Luzira prison since December last year on charges of murder, terrorism and treason in connection with November 2016 violence in Kasese district that left more than 100 people dead. . He is charged alongside Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere and more than 170 royal guards.