Red Pepper editor charged, released on bond

Ben Byarabaha

Police has charged Red Pepper editor, Ben Byarabaha, for writing unsolicited stories on police chief Kale Kayihura and later released him on police bond.

Byarabaha appeared at CID headquarters in Kibuli on Tuesday to respond to summons dated June 15 on accusations of “disturbing the peace, quiet and privacy of Kayihura”.

The summons signed Isaac Oketcho on behalf of the Director of Criminal Investigations, cited a story titled: “Kayihura rushed to India” which claimed the IGP was very sick and could not even speak.

The editor appeared before the Media Crimes Department where he was questioned for several hours before being charged.

According to the charge sheet, Byarabaha committed the offence of offensive communication when he claimed Kayihura was sick yet the police boss was in Turkey on official duties.

Victoria University



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