One of the Rwenzururu royal guards on remand at Kirinya Government Prison has died.
The Rwenzururu Kingdom spokesperson Clarence Bwambale has confirmed that 65 year old Yosam Bagheni, a resident of Kyabalangira village in Kyabalangira sub-county died this morning at Jinja referral hospital.
The deceased is said to have died of malaria although kingdom officials have refuted the claims, calling for independent postmortem report.
Bagheni was one of the 159 suspects charged jointly with Rwezururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere with treason, murder, terrorism and aggravated robbery, crimes allegedly committed in Kasese district late last year.
The body of the deceased is still at the Jinja hospital mortuary.