By Kyamanduma Patrick,
Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere has regretted the raid by security on the Obuhikira Royal Palace in Kasese where more than one hundred people died, the King and more than 200 of his subjects arrested.
The 2016 attack was led by security that alleged the palace was a training ground for subversive plans championed by the Royal guards whose operations were a threat according to State.
In June, the Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo withdrew all charges against Mumbere and his subjects.
The charges that were withdrawn before the International Crimes Division-ICD Court presided over by Lady Justice Alice Komuhangi Khaukha included murder, terrorism, treason, malicious damage to property, attempted murder, and aggravated robbery, among others.
Speaking to thousands of his subjects at Kilembe Golf Course in Kasese Municipality yesterday, the King blamed the incidents on wrong elements who created baseless stories against the Kingdom, sparking a rift between the cultural institution and government.
He later announced that his return was to champion unity and reconciliatory efforts aimed at promoting peaceful co-existence and cordial working relations with government for purposes of rebuilding the Kingdom.
His Majesty Charles Mumbere speaking……..
The Rwenzururu King who later appreciated the religious leaders for the prayers days before his return to the Kingdom, said he would schedule visits that would bring him more closely to his subjects he wants to share with.
His majesty Mumbere speaking……
Earlier, Lt. Joe Walunsimbi, the Kasese Resident District Commissioner announced his personal appreciation for the coming of the King he asked to lobby for more development programs to the locals when his sees his uncle, President Museveni.
King Mumbere is expected to celebrate his first coronation anniversary in seven years on October 19th. END