Uganda police arrest journalist

Uganda police arresting Top FM radio presenter Richard Kasule alias Omugagga Kamagu in Kampala on February 19, 2017. PHOTO | DAI:LY MONITOR 

Police in Uganda have arrested a radio presenter on allegations of criminal defamation.

Mr Richard Kasule alias Omugagga Kamagu of Top FM, was arrested Monday morning at Top Radio station in Bwaise on Bombo Road, Kampala.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire said Kamagu was detained at Wandegeya Police Station.

He was arrested after he had just concluded hosting his daily morning show.

Other journalists

"He is still with detectives. His chat will inform us on the next move," Mr Owoyesigire said.

It is alleged that Kamagu made statements about regional imbalance in employment on his show.

Kamagu also reportedly talked about the inefficiencies in the police force.

It was not the first time Kamagu was being arrested. In November 2013, the Kamagu and two other journalists were arrested on charges of incitement to violence.

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