National Unity Platform (NUP) party presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine told Kasese town residents that he will release the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere if he is elected president.
“When I come here for the freedom party once you elect me president, I will come with your king,” Bobi Wine said at a rally in Kasese town.
He is quoted by Daily Monitor saying Mumbere’s arrest was done unlawfully and with impunity.
“Do you know why Mr Museveni arrested your king? It was because he spoke the truth,” he pointed out.
He went on: “In Uganda, when you speak out the truth they will either kill or arrest you. That is why I have been arrested many times.”
In 2016, the army raided the Rwenzururu palace and killed more than 100 people.
King Mumbere was arrested with about 200 of his subjects and remains on trial for treason and he is banned from accessing his kingdom.