Museveni in Kasese Today, Residents Await Answers About King Mumbere
People of Kasese await eagerly to hear from the president about the fate of their king Omusinga Charles Mumbere and when he would return after his arrest on November 27, 2016 when the army raided his Buhika palace.
President Museveni will take his scientific campaign to Kasese today Kasese District and later Kabarole, as he begins his campaigns in Rwenzori and Tooro sub-regions. after concluding his compaign in Kigezi region yesterday.
King Mumbere has been away for four years since his arrest and subsequent charges in court where he and more than 200 others most of whom his royal guards are facing charges of terrorism, treason, murder and aggravated robbery.
The Omusinga, his former acting prime minister Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire and six juveniles have been out on bail since January 2017 but at least eight others have died in prison since then.
The Opposition politicians including some presidential candidates and parliamentary candidates are using the 2016 clashes to decampaign everyone contesting on the NRM ticket.
Democratic Party (DP) presidential candidate Nobert Mao last month said: “Don’t vote for Mr Museveni and the NRM if he does not apologise for what he did to the Rwenzururu Kingdom’’.
Also last month, candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, of the National Unity Platform, while campaigning in Kasese, said once elected, he would return with the Omusinga for the victory party. Alliance for National Transformation candidate Maj Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu and Independent candidate John Katumba have also promised to free Omusinga and his co-accused.