Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who was arrested on December 28th,2021 form his home in kisasi, has today been remanded to Kitalya prison on charges of offensive communication.
The court read him two recent instances where he misused his twitter Handle @kakwenzaRukira, on December 24, 2021, in Kampala district, Kakwenza willfully and repeatedly used his handle to disturb the peace of his Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with no purpose of legitimate communication. As though that was not enough, on December 26 and 28, 2021, Kakwenza also used the same Twitter handle to disturb the peace of President Museveni’s son Lt General Muhoozi Kainerugaba with no purpose of legitimate communication.
However, in the absence of his lawyers and journalists, he was quick to delay charges which left the judge with no option but remand him to Kitalya prison until 21st January, 2022.
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It should be remembered that, this comes a day after the High Court Judge Miss Ssekaana issuing an order directing the Commander of Special Forces Command Brigadier Peter Candia, the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola, CID Director Grace Akullo and the Attorney General to produce Kakwenza Rukirabashaija before his court and explaine why he has been in detention for more than the mandatory 48 hours without being charged.