Police in Jinja has arrested five presenters of Baba FM for allegedly inciting violence.
The journalists who were summoned to record statements at
Jinja central police station on Tuesday were briefly detained and later released on police
The suspects include; Aggrey Irongo, the station’s manager, Atanansi Kalyowa,
the political show host, Hussein Muyonjjo alias Swengere, the radio's traffic
scheduler, Alton Kasolo, and Hassan Muwanga, both presenters of the morning
show called “Kokolyoko”.
Muyonjjo says that the police officers tasked him to explain how Kyagulanyi managed
to access the radio station on July 18th without notifying security
as earlier agreed.
Muyonjjo adds that they further tasked him to explain how one of Kyagulanyi’s supporters carried a coffin and dumped it at Babafm’s parking yard premises.
//cue in: “aye ngyire…
Julius Galisonga, their lawyer argues that it is the role of police to ensure law and order and it
was not in his client’s mandate to control crowds which gathered at the radio
station while Kyagulanyi was being hosted on the radio’s talk show.
//cue in: “the charges that…
Cue out…bully these boys,”.
However, Kiira regional police spokesperson Abbey Ngako says that, before the
talk show, the suspects who are also presenters were using the radio programs
to rally masses during Bobi wine’s show at the station.
Early last week, Babafm’s programs director, Damulira Twahir was
detained at Nalufenya police station and released two days later.