Christine Biira Mukirania, mother of Rwenzururu Kingdom King Charles Wesley Mumbere has passed on at the age of 85 years.
The queen mother passed on Tuesday at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese District.
“Yes, she (Queen Mother) has died after several months of pain” her grandson Moses Kibanzanga told a local daily.
The deceased was also a mother of State Minister for Agriculture Christopher Kibazanga.
In February this year, Ms Biira was admitted at Case Hospital in Kampala due to a diabetic condition that led to the amputation of two of her toes.
She is survived by seven children- three males and four females.
Meanwhile, it is not clear whether Mumbere will be allowed to bury his mother since he is not allowed to visit his kingdom.
In November 2016, the King was arrested following a security forces’ raid on his palace in Kasese town and overran it leading to death of over 100 people.
Upon his arrest, Mumbere was charged among others with murder, treason, terrorism, arson and malicious damage at Jinja High Court.
He was consequently detained before being granted bail on February 6, 2017 with tough conditions, including not setting foot in Rwenzori sub-region.
He was restricted to move in only three districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja.
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