Four comedians popularly known as Bizonto have been detained by security forces on allegations of promoting sectarianism and offensive communication.
In the social media skit, the Bizonto comedians, also Radio Simba 97.3 FM presenters say UNRA, Bank of Uganda, Uganda Revenue authority, Ministry of Finance, ISO, NSSF, Electoral commission, Uganda Police, UPDF, CMI…are all headed by people who hail from the same region
In the skit, the four mentioned names such as President Yoweri Museveni, Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine, CDF Gen David Muhoozi and Presidential Adviser Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Deputy IGP Sabiiti Muzeeyi, Prisons boss Johnson Byabashaija among others.
The spokesperson of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Charles Twiine said four comedians were arrested at Radio Simba premises in Bukoto on Friday
“Four members of Bizonto are being held on offences of promoting sectarianism,” Assistant Superintendent of Police Twiine said.
He added: We wish to warn individuals or groups of people, that Uganda Police Force in due process of exercising our mandate, shall not hesitate to take action against errant characters who disguise in the entertainment industry to cause grave threats to the security and stability of the country.
‘ ‘We strongly discourage such criminal acts and we call upon the general public to fathom our actions, and join us in the fight against such acts which may bleed to vicious crimes’’ he said
Offensive Communication is an offence under sections 21 and 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011. On conviction, it attracts a punishment of one year or a fine of Shs480,000 or both, for any person who uses electronic communication to allegedly disturb or attempts to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person.
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