Crime

Former New Vision Journalist Arrested For Calling Museveni a Thief

A team of detectives from the Special Investigations Division last evening arrested Joseph Kabuleta, a former Vision group journalist who is currently a pastor and put him under custody.

According the police spokesperson, Kabuleta was apprehended because of offensive communication against the person of the President.

Kabuleta repeatedly posted grossly offensive messages, under “Joseph Kabuleta Weekly Rant Returns,” referring to the Fountain of Honor as “a Gambler, Thief and Liar”. Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act, 2011, criminalizes such acts of communication.

“We once again want to caution all those who glorify such communication particularly through social media, that though it is public space, it is not protected. Therefore, any postings of false fabrications will attract punishment in accordance with the laws.” Fred Enanga stated.

Enanga however advised the public to think first about what they say on social media citing that the joint forces will continue using the acquired capabilities to monitor comments on social media and any offenders will be investigated and punished.

“Investigations into the conduct of Joseph Kabuleta are ongoing and more information will be availed as investigations unfold.” He added.

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