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Journalists held for staging illegal assembly

Eight journalists were picked up in Kampala this morning for allegedly staging an unlawful assembly.

They are Moses Bayola, the secretary general Uganda Journalist Association (UJA), his deputy Dan Mukisa, Issa Kigongo, a reporter with Bilal Radio, Jonathan Tusingwire from Pearl FM, Issa Nakabale from Urban TV, Philip Onyango from Mama FM and Ronald Kabuye, Metro FM.

Police intercepted the journalists outside Grand Imperial hotel as they led a procession from Sheraton hotel to Emerald hotel in Wandegeya to commemorate the International World Press Freedom Day.

The journalists were dragged to Kampala Central Police Station where they were locked up. Emilian Kayima, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, says they picked up the journalists because they didn't notify police about their procession.

However, police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector of Police, Asan Kasingye says he had ordered the release of the journalists.

"I have ordered for the release of any arrested journalist. It's not right.  Today is World press freedom day. Police must not be embroiled in factions of journalists," he said.

By the time of filing this story, the journalists were yet to walk of Kampala Central Police Station.


0 #1 Akot 2017-05-03 14:23
The moment Ugandans allowed museveni to rig election & just contine ruling over them while providing tax money for the demon in peace, they put themselves ALL at his mercy!

Any one-any tribal leader-any group...that is seen as threat to authority of the self styled god, will be taught lesson!

Is it not time Acholi take control of Acholiland & free at least just 1 tribe from this demon, more so Acholi have no reason to go along with museveni?

Why is Freedom of living in your own country a crime in Uganda for Ugandans?

Why does every tribe want museveni as chief tribal leader?

No oppressed people any where in today world allow a dictator to just go on while they provide the demon with tax money in peace!

How can Ugandans finance their own misery?

How can Acholi join the museveni & bolster him when they can Bread Away & be FREE?

Who will blame Acholi for this?
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