NAKAWA, KAMPALA – Former presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta was remanded to Luzira prisons on Wednesday following a brief arraignment in Nakawa Court in Kampala where he was charges with promoting sectarianism.
Kabuleta was arrested on Monday from his party, National Economic Empowerment Dialogue -NEED offices in Bugolobi and detained in police custody for questioning before he was produced in court.
Kabuleta, 50, was charged alongside Prossy Ayebare with the offence of promoting sectarianism contrary to section 41 (1) of the Penal Code Act Cap 120..
He was remanded until December 14 when he will be returned to court to further mention of the case.
Plain-clothed security operatives picked-up Kabuleta from his offices on Monday – dragging him into a waiting black van – fondly referred to as ‘drone’ and detained at an unknown, according NEED party officials, who added that until his production to Nakawa Court before Chief Magistrate Ms Rita Neumbe Kidasa, nobody had accessed him.
The charge sheet signed by the Director of Public Prosecutions –DPP Jane Frances Abodo states that Kabuleta, Ayebare and others still at large on or about May 30, 2022 in Kampala District uttered and published on a YouTube channel “Joseph Kabuleta” titled: “National Economic Empowerment Dialogue-Press Conference” statements contained in a video, which statements are likely to create alienation or despondency, raise discontent or disaffection, and promote feelings of ill will or hostility among the Banyarwanda, Bahima and Banyankole.