Royal blood flows in his veins. It does no matter whether he is in a prison or palace, Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere demands and commands royal treatment; his birthright. Following his arrest on Sunday, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere of Rwenzururu has reportedly rejected prison food at Nalufenya prison. He is said to be demanding the services of a personal chef.
The Rwenzururu king was arrested at his palace in a raid by the national security operatives. According to the police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Mumbere’s arrest came after persistent “non-compliance” with security forces. He claimed that the king had been tasked to hand over the armed guards who had allegedly carried out violent attacks on police and civilians.
Kaweesi further noted that the president Yoweri Museveni called the king and explained the situation to avert the attack but there was no compliance.
The Internal affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odong yesterday confirmed Mumbere’s detention at the highly guarded Nalufenya prison in Jinja District.
According to police, Mumbere might face treason charges if found guilty of inciting the people. In a statement released today, the king blamed government and local politicians for the troubles in his kingdom. The police noted that the situation in Kasese is calm as people are resuming their normal routines.