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Novelist Kakwenza Rukira Bashaija Remanded :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Novelist Kakwenza Rukira Bashaija Remanded

The State alleges that Kakwenza on April 6th while at Busei ‘A’ Village in Iganga District using a Lenovo Laptop unlawfully posted messages on his Facebook account mobilizing the public against complying with the directives and public health guidelines issued to prevent the spread of COVID -19.
Rukira Bashaija Kakwenza the Author of Greedy Barbarian

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Novelist Kakwenza Rukira Bashaija has been remanded to Busesa Prison on charges of doing an act likely to spread an infectious disease.   

Kakwenza was on Monday afternoon charged and remanded by Iganga Grade One Magistrate Court presided over by Yunus Ndiwalana.    

The State alleges that Kakwenza on April 6th while at Busei ‘A’ Village in Iganga District using a Lenovo Laptop unlawfully posted messages on his Facebook account mobilizing the public against complying with the directives and public health guidelines issued to prevent the spread of COVID -19.

According to the Judiciary Spokesperson Solomon Muyita, the accused who reportedly put the said messages on his account named "Kakwenza Rukira” pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded until May 6, 2020, when he will return for mention.

Kakwenza was swiftly taken to court shortly after Justice Esther Nambayo ordered the Inspector General of Police, the Chief of Defense Forces and the Director Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence to produce him in court.

The security agencies were ordered to produce Kakwenza, the author of "Greedy Barbarian" book before her court on April 27.

The order followed an application filed by Kakwenza’s lawyers led by Eron Kiiza who argued that he was arrested on April 13, from his home in Iganga District allegedly by the CMI.

Kiiza told the court that Kakwenza’s detention was illegal, arbitrary, inhumane, and unconstitutional because of it is tantamount to abuse of the legal process and psychological torture.    



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