Byabashaija was expected in court today following summons issued on 30th January to answer queries filed by the lawyers representing Rwenzururu royal guards claiming that he has failed to transfer suspects from other prisons to Luzira Maximam Prison for medical attention. Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa set March 6th for Byabashaija to appear in court to answer to the claims levelled against the Prisons Service.
Irene Nakimbugwe, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, says the King and his subjects were transferred from Kasese to Jinja Magistrates Court with permission from the Chief Justice.
Intelligence reports submitted to General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police-IGP and the Director of Operation on a weekly basis show that there has been simmering tension between the Bamba and Bakonzo. The reports were compiled from meetings convened by retired Col Martin Kamya, the King of Obundhigya bwa Bamba and those of Rwezururu Kingdom Ministers.
Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has reinstated Noah Nzaghale, as the Kingdom\'s Prime Minister and nine other ministers who were recently acquitted by the General Court Martial over the July 5, 2014 attacks.
Defense lawyers Geoffrey Sibendire and Major Ronald Iduli early this week submitted that suspects arrested after deadly clashes and simultaneous attacks on security installations in Bundibugyo, Kasese and Ntoroko districts in western Uganda last year should not be tried by the General Court Martial for offenses that are outside the purview of the UPD
Cultural leaders in the Rwenzori region want the government of Uganda to work with other stakeholders for a lasting solution to the conflicts in the area. Bwamba King Lt. Col. Martin Kamya and host King Charles Wesley Mumbere of Rwenzururu were addressing participants during a two day Rwenzori leaders retreat that ended on Friday at the Spring International Hotel in Kasese town.
People who were granted amnesty after surrendering to the police in the aftermath of the July 5, 2014 attacks in Bundibugyo district are living in fear of being arrested by the security agencies as unannounced operations are mounted in the area.
The suspects, who surrendered in July following a call by government promising amnesty, have been undergoing a three months rehabilitation exercise in Nuyo Camp Maliba Sub-county in Kasese District. They were trained in leaving by co-existence, financial management, patriotism, humanity and the constitution of Uganda.