The Omusinga Wa Rwenzururu, Charles Wesley Mumbere has been charged with murder and remanded to Nalufenya prison until 13th December, 2016.
Appearing before Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa on Tuesday afternoon, the Omusinga wasn’t given a chance to defend himself and was remanded as investigations continue.
Prosecution avers that King Mumbere killed Godfrey Kasimba, police constable in March.
Mr Mumbere was arrested on Sunday at his Buhikira Royal Palace in Kasese town by Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) in a joint operation with police and airlifted to Nalufenya prison in Jinja following fresh clashes that have rocked Rwenzori region.
Rwenzururu queen, Nyabaghole Agnes Ithungu, the leader of Opposition Winfred Kiiza were among kingdom loyalists who packed the court.