Police explains Kabuleta’s arrest

By APN Reporter


The Uganda police force has come out to explain the reasons behind the arrest of politician Joseph Kabuleta.

Yesterday, November 28, 2022, at 1255 hrs, Joseph Kabuleta was arrested after reportedly failing to honor a police summons issued to him to report to Kampala Metropolitan Police Headquarters on November 3, 2022, at 1000 hrs for an interview and statement recording on charges of promoting sectarianism.

This follows a police general inquiry that began on June 14, 2022, by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to verify allegations that Joseph Kabuleta and others still at large made utterances that were likely to create alienation or despondency, raise discontent or disaffection, and promote feelings of ill will or hostility among members of the public.

It is alleged that on May 30, 2022, in Kampala District, Joseph Kabuleta and others held a press conference under their political party, the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED), where they alleged that social service delivery in Mbarara is based on ethnic lines of the Tutsi, Bahima, Bakiga, and Banyakore.

Kabuleta and others face charges of promoting sectarianism under Section 41(1) of the PCA CAP 120.

Fred Enanga the police spokesperson says that they appeal to the general public to desist from making statements that may cause discontent, incite violence, and instigate hostility among the affected communities.