Museveni top critic Kakwenza charged, remanded to Kitalya

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Government critic and novelist Kakwenza charged by court, remanded to Kitalya.

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Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has charged and remanded satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, to Kitalya Government Prison until January 21 when he will return to court for further mention of the charges.

The court issued an order for the police and other security agencies to produce Kakwenza in court; the police this time heed the order and produced him to Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court at around 9am.

Kakwenza, was arrested on December 28, 2021, for allegedly making abusive, tweets against President Museveni and his son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is also the UPDF commander land forces.

Court presided over by magistrate Douglas Singiza read to Kakwenza two counts of offensive communication,which he pleaded “not guilty” before being remanded to Kitalya Prison.

Rukirabashaija has been repeatedly arrested since “The Greedy Barbarian” was published. He has said he was tortured while being interrogated by military intelligence about his work.

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