Police are holding Twahir Damulira, the
Programs Manager and News Anchor at the Jinja based Baba FM for hosting the
Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine live in studio against their advice
to host him scientifically.
appeared on Baba FM’s political talk show "Council Yaiffe" on July 18th,
2020 with Damulira's approval. Damulira, who is locked up at Nalufenya Police station,
was reportedly picked up from his home in Walukuba village on Wednesday night.
He has been
denied access to his family and lawyer. Journalists from various media houses stormed Nalufenya police station on
Thursday afternoon to establish circumstances surrounding their colleague’s
arrest but they were turned away and directed to seek permission from the
police spokesperson in vain.
A police officer who spoke
to URN on condition of anonymity since he isn’t authorised to speak to the
media, said Damulira hasn’t recorded a statement.
“I only discovered that he is a journalist this morning. They brought him in
the night and he hasn’t eaten anything,” he said.
“neither has he recorded any formal statement, actually our commanders are
shying away from pressing charges against him.”
Albert Amula, the Baba Media Group
Manager told journalists that he held a meeting with the Regional Police Commander,
Dauda Higira who informed him that he wasn’t aware of why Damulira was
“it is unfortunate…
Cue out…Damulira was arrested,”.
Higira declined to comment about the matter. The
Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Abbey Ngako confirmed Damulira’s arrest together with five others whose
identities he didn’t disclose.