RWENZURURU PREMIER OUT ON A UGX 75 MILLION BOND
By News room
The Rwenzururu Kingdom Prime Minister Johnson Thembo Kitsumbire, has been released by the Jinja High court on a non-cash bond of 75 million Shillings while his sureties were bonded 100 million Shillings each.
Kitsumbire was granted bail by Justice Eva Luswata following an application he filed in March 6, citing advanced age and poor health.
The 65 year old is battling hypertension, ulcers and prostate related problems. He added that he had substantial sureties and fixed places of abode in Makindye, Kampala and in Muyenga Cell, Kasese district.
Kasese businessmen Moses Abili Billy and Amos Mugisa stood surety for the premier. However, Busongora South MP, Jackson Mbaju, his third surety, had traveled to South Africa on state duties, according to his lawyers but was directed to sign bail paper immediately he returns.
Like his leader King Charles Wesley Mumbere, Thembo has been banned from traveling to the districts of Kabarole, Kasese and Bundibugyo, while movement within the districts of Kampala, Jinja and Wakiso are monitored. He has to report to the Jinja Magistrates court once every month.
Principal State Attorney James Muliro had objected to the bail application arguing that releasing Thembo would interfere with the progress in investigations where he is also charged with 41 counts of murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery, terrorism, treason and malicious damage to property among others, following the November 27th clashes last year.