By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: The High Court has finally relented and relaxed Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere’s bail conditions, such that he can travel to Kasese to attend his late mother’s funeral.
Justice Eva Luswata, of the High Court International Crimes Division, on Friday allowed Mumbere’s application to have his bail conditions relaxed, and permitted him to go to Kasese. Luswata granted Mumbere two weeks stay in Kasese after which he will continue reporting to High Court and Criminal Investigations. Mumbere was also restricted to only mourning and not to engage in activities that may incite violence. In their application filed on Thursday, Mumbere’s lawyers noted that the bail conditions imposed on him were harsh and unreasonable.
The application was supported by Mumbere’s affidavit in which he states that he is the first born of the late Mukirania and has painfully been fulfilling the bail conditions. Mumbere’s mother Christine Biira Mukirania, also known to Rwenzururu subjects as Nyamukama, died on June 11, 2019, at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese District. She has been battling severe diabetic complications, which saw her leg amputated at Case Hospital in March 2019. Her death came at a time when Mumbere’s movements were restricted to Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja Districts. This is one of the bail conditions imposed on Mumbere who is battling more than 40 charges of terrorism, murder and aggravated robbery, among others.