The International Crimes Division of the High Court has on Friday June 14,2019 granted permission to the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere to bury his late mother Christine Biira Mukirania.
The court ordered the king to stay in Kasese District for only 14 days but barred him from addressing unrelated gatherings which could lead to inciting violence.
Shortly after the court’s decision, Mumbere said, “ I am happy with the judge’s judgment that has allowed me to travel to Kasese to attend the funeral of my beloved mum. I thank everyone that has supported me and may the soul of my mum rest in peace.”
The queen mother died on Tuesday morning at Kilembe Mines Hospital at the age of 85. She will be buried next week on Tuesday.
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.
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.