Police has revealed that Rukirabashaija Kakwenza a novelist was arrested over his repeated social media posts in which he abused President Museveni and the First Son, who also doubles as the Commander of the Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
He was arrested and detained at an unknown place last week from his home in Kisaasi by operatives from the Crime Intelligence Directorate.
CID spokesperson, Charles Twine Mansio while talking about the matter on Monday that said on several occasions, Kakwenza used his social media platforms to make posts which were abusive to the two members of the first family.
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“On December 24, using his twitter handle electronically without any purpose of legitimate communication repeatedly abused the president of the Republic of Uganda using derogatory abusive and belittling his person.” Twine said.
“On 26th, the same gentleman through the same forum using the same belittling, derogatory and abusive words he made similar statements and attacked the person of Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba without any legitimate purpose of communication, “Twine added.
Several activists have since the arrest said that discontent with what is happening in the country, Kakwenza was exercising his right to speak out to those in power.
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In defense, the CID spokesperson said using abusive language and going personal has no place in society.
Twiine justifies detaining Kakwenza for more than the stipulated 48 hours saying courts were not working and could not be presented.
Kakwenza’s court hearing will be on today Tuesday according to Twiine.
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