BBC journalist Catherine Byaruhanga

Two journalists from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) were arrested Saturday evening for filming the now famous Abim hospital without authorisation.

David Ependu, the Abim District Police Commander, says Kelvin Brown and Catherine Byaruhanga were picked up for acting unprofessionally and being unapologetic for their conduct.

He says although the journalists claimed to have received authorisation from Ministry of Health in Kampala to film the hospital, they didn't have any proof. 

He said that the journalists later admitted that they didn't have clearance from the ministry as permanent secretary Dr Asuman Lukwago had delayed to clear them.

Abim hospital hospital became a national sensation after opposition and Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Kizza Besigye last year visited in tow with the media during his campaign trail - exposing its deplorable state and lack of basic services.

District authorities in an oversight and failing to fore read public reaction, threatened to suspend the nurses who guided Besigye around the hospital during his visit.

Government was quick to withdraw the suspension but has since declared hospitals and schools as no-go areas for presidential candidates and the media.
 
Ependu argues that although journalists have a right to access information, there are some limitations.

He couldn't explain which charges they have preferred against Brown and Byaruhanga, their fixer Sam Lawino and the driver who were detained at Abim Police station. 

They were later released and an apology issued to them reportedly on orders of the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura.

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0 #21 webeshixty 2016-02-08 21:57
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting webeshixty:
Where is Deedoodah with his Dr Elioda TumuSomething to enlighten us with the progress of their dead racehorse champion?

To recap, it was the BBC & VoA who built Musevenogrphy,

Can Ssabarwiine bite the hands that fed him? We await the grisly grainy photographs of rotting carcases that will jolt the world into reality check we have been babysitting Hitler Mk II as the president of a banana republic on donor funding!

A veerry looong weeek for Doodahcula & Nagasero before D-Day.


In other words, where is William Pike (BBC Luweero correspondent), who became the former Master of New Vision?

The fuzzy, bearded muzungu, graphically spiced up the NRA/NRM Luweero, carnage propaganda against Obote?

Besides, TRUE or FALSE, courtesy of Dr. Besigye; is there a deplorable Abim Hospital, which has become the No. International Tourists Attraction in Uganda?

This is because, except under the NRM leadership; in this century, there shouldn't be such a hospital.


Lakwena, these persons were smart hired hands who long fell out with Monsieur Unsmart soon after collecting their overinflated wages.
Remember Justice Allen who swore in the cleptocracy?
That one retired straight to a safe haven in the Bahamas away from any misery that he unleashed upon our poor souls.
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0 #22 Lakwena 2016-02-09 08:42
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting webeshixty:
Where is Deedoodah with his Dr Elioda TumuSomething to enlighten us with the progress of their dead racehorse champion?

To recap, it was the BBC & VoA who built Musevenogrphy,

Can Ssabarwiine bite the hands that fed him? We await the grisly grainy photographs of rotting carcases that will jolt the world into reality check we have been babysitting Hitler Mk II as the president of a banana republic on donor funding!

A veerry looong weeek for Doodahcula & Nagasero before D-Day.


In other words, where is William Pike (BBC Luweero correspondent), who became the former Master of New Vision?

The fuzzy, bearded muzungu, graphically spiced up the NRA/NRM Luweero, carnage propaganda against Obote?

Besides, TRUE or FALSE, courtesy of Dr. Besigye; is there a deplorable Abim Hospital, which has become the No. International Tourists Attraction in Uganda?

This is because, except under the NRM leadership; in this century, there shouldn't be such a hospital.


Lakwena, these persons were smart hired hands who long fell out with Monsieur Unsmart soon after collecting their overinflated wages.
Remember Justice Allen who swore in the cleptocracy?
That one retired straight to a safe haven in the Bahamas away from any misery that he unleashed upon our poor souls.


Web, have you ever wondered why, when M7 captured power, he was and still is obsessed with hotels? It is because the best thing that has ever happened to the man, was to sleep in a 5-Star Hotel.

He felt like a King, which is why he can't handover power, till death will he part.

In other words, if the DR Congo Booty Capitalist, Justice Allen relocated to the Caribbean; it is because he was/is the technical & lead/head of Uganda foreign investment delegation, to the coveted tourism, alias hospitality industry.

The flies on the walls have it that; on the dotted Caribbean Islands, and in cahoot with the mixed descendants of former colonialists and their free slaves, Mussolini and his Somali brother have about 5, 5-Star hotels.

And have you ever wondered why for over one year, Abim Hospital does have a single medical doctor; yet there was a racket to export Ugandan Medics to Trinidad and Tobago, which caused an international furor last year?

Although the scheme was publicly suspended, how sure are we that the medics are not clandestinely heading in that direction.

It follows that; the other best thing, which has ever happened to Mussolini, is to be medically treated in a First world hospital by soft handed bazungu. That is the zenith of his disgust/distrus t with Ugandan doctors/medics.
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0 #23 kabayekka 2016-02-09 11:28
British Journalists do not seem to get enough of the Anglo-Ugandan dictators' chaos!
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