Popular Ugandan Blogger Isma Was Remanded To Kitalya

Popular Ugandan Blogger Isma Was Remanded To Kitalya

By Simon Abaho

The Chairperson of Uganda Bloggers Association Isma Olaxess real name Ibrahim Tusubira has been remanded to Kitalya prison until Tuesday.

Isma who has been on the run on offences of offensive communication and criminal libel, was arrested Monday morning.

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He has later arraigned in Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court presided over by Doreen Karungi who read to him the charges before remanding him until tomorrow (Tuesday) when he’s expected to apply for bail.

Isma 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 an artiste Mr 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 Mr 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 at Kitalya Prison until October 15 after they appeared in court on Friday last week.

The Court had issued criminal summons against the blogger after failing to appear alongside his co-accused.

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