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Author Kakwenza charged, remanded

Novelist Kakwenza Rukira has been charged before Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court and remanded.

Kakwenza was arrested on December 28, 2021 from his home in Kisaasi.

Following his appearance in court today, Kakwenza was charged with two counts of offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011.

“On December, 24, 2021, Kakweknza Rukirabashaija in the Kampala district willfully and repeatedly used his twitter handled  to disturb the peace of his excellency the president of Uganda General Yoweri Museveni with no purpose of legitimate communicate,” the charge sheet read in part.

He was also accused of similar offences uttered against the Commander of the Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba , an offence that allegedly happened  between December 26 and 28, 2021.

He was remanded to Kitalya until January ,21, 2022.

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