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132 ROYAL GUARDS GRANTED BAIL, ARRIVE HOME
Government has released part of the Rwenzururu royal guards who have been in jail since 2016. 
 
132 royal guards were yesterday granted bail by the high court hosted in the Magistrate's court in Jinja presided over by the Justice Jin Rwakakoko for 10 million non cash each.
 
These arrived in Kasese town at around 2:30pm amidst grate joy from the locals who were waiting on the road side to receive them.
 
According to the Kingdom spokes person Hon. John Thawite, says the released comprise of 17 women and the rest being men but maintained that the release was in the due process of the court.
 
Thawite added that as a Kingdom they will make sure each of the victims are handed to the right place by registering them and where they come from.
 
The spokes person further noted that the bailed royal guards have been tasked to report to the chief magistrate's court in their repective districts. This was done to save them travel costs but quickly appealed to their communities to receive them with peace.
 
The resident district commissioner Kasese district Lt. Joe Walusimbi welcomed the royal guards back home and promised to work with them but warned them to shy away from the misinformation in the public.
 
Walusimbi rubbished allegations that the release of the Royal guards could be aimed at seeking political mandate, saying it was a prior negotiation between government and Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu.
 
It should be remembered that the royal guards were picked when the army raided Rwenzururu Kingdom palace on November 27, 2016, leading to the death of more than 100 people and the arrest of the King His Majesty Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma.
 
These were remanded to prison and later arraigned in court on charges of terrorism, treason, murder, attempted murder and theft among others.

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