The former Prime Minister of Rwenzururu Kingdom, Thembo Kistumbire
wants the court to relax the bail terms issued to six juveniles who were
charged alongside Rwenzururu Cultural leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere.
The juveniles who were granted bail alongside Mumbere were tasked
to report to the ICD every month which is financially constraining their
parents and caregivers.
Kistumbire argues that parents need 400,000 Shillings to transport
all the six juveniles to Kampala every month and some of them have ended up
acquiring loans from money lenders to ensure that their children appear before the
Kistumbire adds that the juveniles have been psychologically
tortured by both the delayed justice and constant movements from Kasese to
He adds that, just like court allowed the other 132 accused
persons who were last month released on bail to appear before courts within the
Rwenzori region, the juveniles too should be granted the same privilege since
they lack alternative places of the board in Kampala where the ICD is
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Kitsumbire further stresses that the court should also allow him
to return to Kasese district and report to courts within the same jurisdiction,
as his four-year stay in Kampala city has deteriorated his health.
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Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s Attorney General, Alfred Makhasi says
that applications for bail term reviews for both Mumbere and his other co-accused
will be filed before their trial starts.