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Ugandan Journalists paying the price for the rise of Popstar Politician Bobi Wine



For a leader who once riled against African leaders who overstay in power, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been in Power for over 30 years and shows no sign he is about to let go.

President Yoweri Museveni

However, his grip on power in the East African country is now being challenged by Uganda’s youth, and they are led by a Tupac like Popstar Politician no one saw coming.

Mr Robert Kyagulanyi as a Musician called Bobi Wine for the last 18 years sang about self-awareness, poverty, rags to riches, love and life in the Ghetto. His foray into Politics 11 months ago was unexpected but appears to have tilted the winds of change in the direction of  Uganda’s youth.

Ugandan Politician Robert Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi WIne

He has been beaten, currently faces treason charges, but the Poster is unrelenting and is not ready to give up.

‘’I have feared everything there is to fear, no I have no more fear’’ he told Journalists recently.

Mr Bobi Wine’s star power also means stories about him are popular, and this means journalists are always looking for him for quotes and comments.


Unfortunately, the Journalists who do this have not been spared the wrath of the state.

During the violent arrest of Mr Kyagulanyi in the country’s north West Arua region, several NTV Uganda and NBS journalists were arrested and charged in Court.

One Daily monitor Journalist Franklin Draku was attacked and drugged in his house by unknown people who also stole his Cameras.

Reuters Journalist James Akena being flogged

The journalists James Akena of Reuters, Juma Kirya, Alfred Galiwango of NTV and Alfred Ochol of the Observer Newspaper were assaulted by the army while covering protests against the continued detention of Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. NTV Uganda journalists Herbert Zziwa and Ronald Muwanga were also beaten by security officers in Arua following the killing of Yassin Kawuma, Kyagulanyi’s driver.

In Kampala, Franco Kadama a Producer at NTV was not spared either. The Journalist disappeared after the Arua violence, and for long his employers could not trace him.

He was later released but in an interview, he says he was tortured in detention by unknown gunmen who warned him to stay away from Bobi Wine.


Missing NTV Journalist Franco Kadama

Mr Kadama who is a lecturer at Kyambogo University also says he was accused of helping Mr Wine mobilise University Students against the government.

He went into hiding after his release and says he did so because even after his release his tormentors kept following him everywhere he goes.

Mr Kadama’s harrowing experience and that of other Journalists, has prompted the Uganda Journalists Association and Many other Human rights organisations to call on the Uganda People’s Defence Forces to arrest all soldiers who have been recorded beating journalists.

The Association also declared Friday 28th a National day of Morning and called on media owners to support their journalists.

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. David Muhoozi ordered the arrest and punishment of soldiers who battered journalists during a Joint Operation in Kampala, but declined to name them.


The Security minister General Elly Tumwine wondered if Ugandans preferred the Army use their Guns instead of sticks, and warned the country’s youth not to provoke or try to push out the country’s ageing leaders by force.

Mr Wine has condemned the beating and arrest of journalists who cover him but like most of the journalists, the man challenging Uganda’s long-serving leader is powerless, and the fact that he needs a walking stick to support himself while walking is a reminder to everyone that Mr Museveni will not go down without a fight.

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Singer Bruno K Exposed For Neglecting His Son, Claims He Only Has One Child



The internet has been abuzz following accusations leveled against Bruno Kiggundu, popularly known as Bruno K, over his alleged neglect of his son, Seth Kiggundu. In a tweet, a user identified as Keith alleged that Bruno K had abandoned his only son, Seth, and only pays attention to his daughter, Briella.

Keith claimed that Vanessa, his best friend, had a baby boy with Bruno K, and the singer had refused to fulfill his parental responsibilities towards Seth. He further accused Bruno of making Vanessa’s life difficult in 2022, which caused her to loathe the singer.

While it is essential to respect the baby’s privacy, it is crucial to hold public figures accountable for their actions, especially when they involve the welfare of children. The allegations against Bruno K are serious and should not be taken lightly.

Child abandonment is a severe issue that affects many children worldwide. It is a form of child neglect that can lead to adverse effects on a child’s development, including emotional and behavioral problems. Children who are abandoned by their parents may experience feelings of rejection, anger, and low self-esteem, which can lead to depression and anxiety.

As a public figure, Bruno K has a responsibility to set a good example for his fans and followers, especially young people. Neglecting one’s child is not only morally wrong but also illegal under Ugandan law. The Children’s Act of Uganda provides that every child has the right to parental care and protection, and any parent who neglects their child can be charged with child abuse.


It is not clear whether the allegations against Bruno K are true, but if they are, he should take responsibility for his actions and do the right thing for his son. Children need both parents to grow up happy and healthy, and neglecting one’s child is unacceptable.

In conclusion, the allegations against Bruno K are serious, and if true, they represent a worrying trend of child neglect in Uganda. As a society, we must hold public figures accountable for their actions and demand that they do the right thing for their children. Let us all strive to create a safe and nurturing environment for all children, regardless of their family background.

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Speaker Rt. Hon. Anita Among Orders Minister Dr. Chris Baryomunsi To Stop Making Excuses For Not Establishing The Tribunal



Speaker of parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Among has ordered the Minister of Information, Communications, Technology, and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi to stop making excuses for not establishing the tribunal which she said has been pending for a long.

The speaker’s order followed Dr. Chris Baryomunsi’s attribution of the delay to create the Uganda Communications Tribunal to the recent Cabinet decision on the rationalization of agencies.

The speaker of Parliament Among emphasized the need for the tribunal in place.

“We need a tribunal. How sure are you that we are going to rationalize [government agencies]? We want a tribunal in UCC; we cannot do ad-hoc kind of operations,” Among said.

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Act makes provision for the creation of a tribunal that is supposed to handle complaints relating to the decisions of UCC as provided under Sections 60 and 64 of the Act.


“Work [to create a tribunal] was undertaken by my ministry but we are discussing it in the context of rationalization. The Executive is undertaking the rationalization exercise where agencies and departments are being reviewed and we couldn’t proceed to establish the tribunal. The cabinet cannot allow us to create new agencies,” Baryomunsi said. or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser.

He said this during the Wednesday, 22 March 20223 plenary sitting where he tabled the Uganda Communications (Fees and Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023.
The regulations provide for fees and fines to be paid by telecommunication and broadcasting companies for spectrum or frequency access in order to improve telecommunication services.

His response was prompted by the Leader of Opposition (LOP), Hon. Mathias Mpuuga who accused the minister of ‘sleeping on the job’ by failing to fulfill the provisions of the UCC Act in regard to the creation of the communications tribunal.

“We have raised severally in our alternative policies the question of the minister failing to appoint the UCC tribunal. The minister is now the tribunal; he is acting as the complainant, prosecutor, and judge at the same time. The Ministry [of ICT] is holding media houses at ransom with no recourse to this tribunal,” Mpuuga said.

The Speaker referred the Regulations to the Committee on ICT and National Guidance for scrutiny with a strong caution to UCC not to start collecting fees until Parliament approves the regulations.
Section 93 of the UCC Act, 2013 states that, ‘the minister may, after consultation with the Commission and with the approval of Parliament, by statutory instrument, make regulations for better carrying into effect the provisions of this Act’.

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Anti-gay Bill Will Impinge Upon Universal Human Rights, Jeopardize Progress In Fight Against HIV/AIDS In Uganda-White House



The White House and the European Union (EU) have joined the United Nations (UN) and other human rights groups in condemning the just passed Anti-homosexuality Bill.

The Bill that awaits assent from the president was passed by MPs on Tuesday night after a seven-hour heated session.

The bill introduces stricter penalties for people engaged in same-sex activities in Uganda including the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality.

It also proposes life in prison for the offense of “homosexuality” and up to 10 years in jail for attempted homosexuality.

Now White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre says the Bill is one of the most extreme laws targeting homosexuality in the world.


She warns that this will not only impinge upon universal human rights, jeopardize progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS but will also deter tourism and damage Uganda’s international reputation.

“We have great concerns with the passage of the Anti-homosexuality Act by the parliament of Uganda and increasing violence targeting LGBTQI+ persons,” Karine said.

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