Police have arrested four presenters at the Bukoto based Radio Simba for allegedly spreading tribal divisionism in their comedy work.
The four comedians who refer to themselves as “Bizonto” work on the station’s morning show Bisangawano
These were arrested at the station on Friday morning and taken to Kampala Central Police Station where they were still being held.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrest while speaking to our reporter.
He said the charges against the four where still being processed.
“I am told they were arrested for sectarianism, ” Onyango said.
The comedians are said to have recorded a skit in which they attempted to highlight how the highest ranking positions in the country are held by people from Western Uganda.
In the skit, the four mentioned names such as President Yoweri Museveni, Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine, CDF Gen David Muhoozi and Presidential Adviser Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Deputy IGP Sabiiti Muzeeyi, Prisons boss Johnson Byabashaija among others.
“The money that will organize the next election will come from Mutebile, and will go to Byabakama; the Muhoozis will guard the election while Tumwiine will be waiting to provide security to the winner,” they said.
A few weeks ago Information and ICT Minister Hon Judith Nabakooka warned Ugandan politicians as well as media houses to stop amplifying tribal and sectarian messages ahead of next year’s elections.
The minister’s warning followed comments by Presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi, (Bobi Wine) who claimed while appearing on Buganda Kingdom’s CBS Fm that he deserved more political support from his own tribesmen the Baganda.