Court sitting in Mbarara has earlier today dismissed cases charged against Umar Asiimwe Rubambansi, a self proclaimed King of the defunct Ankole Kingdom on grounds that the prosecutors lacked substantial evidences.
While presiding over the ruling, Ms Sanyu Mukasa, Mbarara Magistrate court judge said that the persecution led by Ms Caroline Keshubi failed to present substantial affidavits against the accused thus dropping the case.
Upon the dismissal of the cases charged against him and other 4, Asiimwe suspended romours that he is against the government and promised to work hand in hand with the government in promoting government programmes and also embark on the campaigns to restoration of the Ankole Kingdom.
“….. I am ready to continue with my move to restore our Ankole Kingdom,” Asiimwe said.
It should be noted that in October, 2017, Asiimwe unlawfully enthroned himself as the King of Ankole (King Umar Asiimwe Rubambansi Ntare VI ) at his established palace in Itaaba, Kabanyoro in Rwampara district (formerly Rwampara county, Mbarara district) something that a rouse tensions and divisions among his family and the Banyankole fraternity all over.
In Februar 2018, Mr Asiimwe, Max Muhumuza, Joseph Kankiriho, Brenda Katushemereirwe and Wycliffe Amanya were presented into court and remanded on cases of unlawful assembly, impersonation, forming and being members of unlawful society, promoting sectarianism, inciting violence among others.
The Prosecution side led by Ms Caroline Keshubi told court that the accused committed the offences between October 2017 and February 2018.
It’s not yet clear whether the dismissal identities Asiimwe as a rightful King of the defunct kingdom or the restoration of the kingdm would be a success since received a lot of resentments at its earlier stages.