Kasese. Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has reinstated the prime minister and other ministers who were being prosecuted at the army court martial for the last nine months.
The officials were charged with murder and attempted murder for the July 5, 2014 simultaneous attacks in the Rwenzori region.
King Mumbere sent the kingdom’s prime minister, Mr Noah Nzaghale, on leave on September 26, 2014, until his trial in the court martial is concluded.
The ministers were cleared on March 2 after the State lost interest in the case, and were released to continue with their work. The speaker of the kingdom parliament, Mr Enock Jimmy Muhindo, has been the acting prime minister until March 31 when the king announced the reshuffle.
“It is true we have been brought back to our offices but Mr Kule Sulait, the minister for education ,has been dropped and his deputy Gad Mbayahi has taken over the ministry,” Mr Nzaghale said last Thursday.
Mr Nzaghale said it was a wise decision for the king to give him leave because he could not concentrate on kingdom administration while he defended himself in court.
Omusinga also reinstated his deputy Yeremiya Mutooro, Mr Thembo Elly Nyakango, the regional affairs minister, Aganatiya Katya, the culture minister. They were absolved of the charges in December. Mr Jackson Muliro, the minister in charge of languages, Mr Mulima Yolamu, the minister in charge of veterans and Baluku Joshua, the kingdom’s spokesperson were also reinstated.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor