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Court clears Mumbere attend mother's burial

By Farooq Kasule

Added 14th June 2019 02:05 PM

The Rwenzururu queen mother, who was understood to have been battling cancer since early this year, is expected to be buried Tuesday next week.

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ALL SMILES: Mumbere and his wife Agnes Ithungu interacted with lawyer Caleb Alaka at the International Crimes Divisions of the High Court in Kampala on Friday. (Credit: Juliet Kasirye)

The Rwenzururu queen mother, who was understood to have been battling cancer since early this year, is expected to be buried Tuesday next week.

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KAMPALA - Court has cleared Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere to go for the burial of his mother in Kasese district.

Christine Biira Mukirania died Tuesday morning at Kilembe Hospital in Kasese municipality. She was 85.

High Court judge Eva Luswata permitted Mumbere 14 days to go to his home and carry out rituals in regard to the interment of his mother.

Mumbere, who is indicted with several counts of murder and terrorism, had been barred by the court from travelling to his kingdom in western Uganda as one of his bail conditions in April 2017.

His mother, who was understood to have been battling cancer since early this year, is expected to be buried Tuesday next week.

 hjjjj Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere

 

 The late Christine Biira Mukirania

 

Judge Luswata said it was important for Mumbere, being an only son as well as the cultural leader of the area, to participate in the burial of his mother.

He has been barred from addressing unrelated gatherings, basing on the reasoning that they could lead to incitement of violence that is a basis of the charges against him.

Meanwhile, the Government will supervise the burial ceremony given the outbreak of Ebola in the district.

In a press release issued by the Ministry of Health, the move is aimed at minimising the risk of spreading the Ebola virus.

 hhhh In court on Friday, Mumbere signed a court document flanked by his wife Agnes

 

 hhhh The Rwenzururu leader read the court document as one of his lawyers, Samuel Mulindwa Muyizi (left), and others looked on

 

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