Ugandan writer, author and a critic of the ruling NRM government Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has finally been produced before Court and charged with two counts of offensive communication. After this charge, he has been remanded to Kitalya prison.
Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is charged with two counts of Offensive Communication. He denied the charges when he appeared before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Douglass Singinza who remanded him to Kitalya government prison until the 21st of January for mention of his case. This is another few more days in pain.
Prosecution states that Kakwenza, willfully and repeatedly used his twitter handle @KakwenzaRukira to disturb the peace of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, with no purpose of legitimate Communication. It is further known that, the writer committed the alleged offense on the 24th of December 2021, in the Kampala district,
Prosecution further claims that between 26th and 28th December 2021, he used his same forum r to disturb the peace of first son Lt. Gen .Muhoozi Kainerugaba with no purpose of legitimate Communication, when he called him a drunkard, overweight and a person who does not take care of himself. Investigations into the matter are still ongoing.
Kakwenza Rukirabashaija appearance in court on Tuesday followed a habeas Corpus by Kampala high Court Judge Musa Ssekana on Monday compelling security agencies to produce him dead or alive.
His lawyers led by Eron Kiiza filed for the habeas corpus order on grounds that their client is sick and in urgent need of medical attention after being allegedly tortured while in the detention. Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is the author of two books titled “Banana Republic” and “The Greedy Barbarian” that all ridiculed the ruling Government highlighting the high levels of corruption in the country.