October 20, 2021

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Blogger arrested for slandering singer Ssuna Omulangira

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Detectives at CID headquarters have this morning 4th October 2021 arrested Isma Olaxes aka Isma Kalevu, the chairperson of Uganda Bloggers Association.

He is being charged with Offensive Communication and Criminal Libel.

“No crime should pay,” said CID spokesperson Charles Twiine.

Isma Olaxes and three television presenters working for Next Media Services; Isaac Kawalya Ssemulondo alias Kays, Bryan Kennedy Waako and Williams Makuliro are accused of repeatedly attacking singer Emmanual Ssuuna alias Omulangira Ssuuna on television.

According to the charges, the accused committed the crime on August 27, 2021 while at Sanyuka Television, Next Media Services Ltd in Kampala City.

It is alleged that they talked about Ssuuna’s family, his financial status and accused him of being tormented by evil spirits.

His co-accused Kays, Waako and Makuliro are already on remand after at Kitalya Prison until October 15 after they appeared in court on Friday last week.

Isma was today arraigned at Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court presided over by Doreen Karungi who remanded him till Tuesday.

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