Ugandan King Facing Terrorism Charges

A Ugandan King is facing terrorism, murder, attempted murder, and robbery with violence and eight other charges.

All charges are related to the recent clashes witnessed in the town of Kasese where up to 100 civilians and police officers were killed.

Charles Wesley Mumbere, the King of Rwenzururu appeared in a court in Jinja a town in eastern Ugandan.

The King was arrested on November 27 following a raid by security forces on his palace in Kasese town, in the west of Uganda.

Clashes between the king’s guards and the Ugandan government army left up to 100 people killed and over 100 others in police detention.

The government Uganda accuse the kingdom of recruiting and training militants seeking to break away from Uganda, to create their own republic.

However the Kingdom has denied the accusation. The king has been remanded in prison custody till December 28.

 

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