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Journalist Bikobere, Novelist Tumuhimbise remanded to prison for disturbing president’s peace and cyber stalking

By Kabuye Ronald

Alternative Digitalk Tv journalist Bikobere Farida 27 years and its Chief executive officer Norman Tumuhimbise 36 years who also doubles as a novelist have been charged with cyber stalking and disturbing the peace and quiet of the president of the republic of Uganda.

The state claim that the two and still at large between January 2020 and 9th march 2022 at Lukuli Makidye division in Kampala district willfully, maliciously and repeatedly used electronic communication to wit alternative digital online television and relayed offensive information to the politics of komanyoko, unsowing the mustard seed and liars and accomplices directed against the person of the president of the republic.

The state further alleged that the intention of the two songs was also to disturb the peace and quiet of the president of the republic of Uganda.

It’s upon the above that the makidye chief magistrate court remanded the two to Luzira prison until Monday march, 21, 2022.

It should be noted that on Thursday 10, march.2022 evening Military police heavily deployed at the offices based in Makindye-Lukuli-Nanganda Road with no one allowed entry or exit and in the process various properties were taken and nine people were arrested before whisked away.

The arrested included: Norman Tumuhimbise, Mukose Arnold Anthony, Faridah Bikobera Lilian, Lilian Luwedde, Nabukeera Teddy, Mukiibi Jeremiah, Turyahabwe Rogers and Jeje Wabyona.

However on Tuesday evening the seven journalists were released on police bond.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning Nakawa grade one magistrate Hahirye Esther ordered for the unconditional release of the detained journalists or be produced before a court of competent jurisdiction for charging and ordered all police officers to comply with the order.

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