Journalists Storm Kigezi Police offices over Harassment

By APN Reporter


A group of journalists in Kabale have stormed the office of the Kigezi regional police commander Denis Namuwoza over alleged harassment.

The Journalists from various media houses in the Kigezi region today stormed the offices to express their concerns over what they have termed as continued threats to the field reporters.

Job Apuli Namanya a reporter for Vision group says that a group of officers attached to the field force unit of police attached to Kabale Police station on Sunday threatened to shoot reporters who were covering a meeting of anti age limit youth from Kanungu district held at Vienna guest house in Kabale town.

Namanya says that the officers barred all the journalists from taking pictures and recording youth who were protesting against the decision by Kinkizi Member of Parliament Chris Baryomunsi to support the age limit without thorough consultations.

Samuel Amanya a reporter with Uganda radio network says that he has on three occasions been harassed by the group of officers attached to the field force unit of police as he executed his duties.

Jude Twinomuhangi a reporter with Hope Radio Kabale says that the behavior of the police officers is unbecoming and cannot be tolerated.

Richard Akandwanaho says that reporters have tried to have a harmonious working relationship with the officers but in vain. He says that the reporters will backlist police activities if nothing is done.

However neither, the Kigezi Region Police Commander, Denis Namuwoza, nor the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate was in office to listen to their concern.

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