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Man Faces Sentence Over ‘Kizindalo' Broadcasting

Prosecution led by Abdul Salaam Waiswa, the UCC Legal counsel alleges that during the month of Febuary 2018, Kilega operated a community radio illegally in Kitemu area along Masaka High Way in Wakiso District.

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Buganda Road magistrate's court has deferred the sentencing of Robert Kilega, the proprietor of Kitemu radio alias 'kizindalo' for illegal broadcast. Court was expected to sentence the accused this morning following his own plea of guilt.

 

However, the Buganda Road Grade one Magistrate, Samuel Kagoda adjourned the matter up to May 3rd 2018 citing the absence of the Chief Magistrate, James Ereemye Mawanda.

 

Uganda Communications Commission-UCC dragged Kilega to court in February 2018 for installing broadcasting equipment without a license and broadcasting illegally contrary to UCC Act, 2013. 

 

Prosecution led by Abdul Salaam Waiswa, the UCC Legal counsel alleges that during the month of Febuary 2018, Kilega operated a community radio illegally in Kitemu area along Masaka High Way in Wakiso District. Prosecution further alleges that in the same month, Kilega illegally installed speakers in the said community, which made noise for residents in that area. 

 

 

 Waiswa told URN outside court that they repeatedly warned Kilega but he didn't comply.

//Cue in: "He was operating….

Cue out: ..Court for sentencing".//

Waiswa in Luganda 

//Cue in: "Yaretebwa mu koti….

Cue out: …ekibonerezo kyegenda okumuwa".//

He appealed to all people with community radios to comply with the law so as not to fall victims once caught. 

//Cue in: "We call upon….

Cue out: ….of being prosecuted".//

Waiswa in Luganda

//Cue in: "Mwewale okutuka kumbela…..

Cue out.mukoti no'kubasiba".//

The offense of operating without a license carries a five year maximum sentence while illegal broadcasting carries a maximum sentence of one year. 

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