Three television presenters working for Next Media Services including Isaac Kawalya Ssemulondo alias Kays have been remanded to Kitalya Prison until October 15.
The others are Bryan Kennedy Waako and Williams Makuliro all entertainment reporters who were charged with offensive communication and criminal libel by Buganda Road Magistrate Court.
The prosecution alleges that ‘‘the accused committed the crime on August 27, 2021, while at Sanyuka Television, Next Media Services Ltd in Kampala City.’’
At the start of September, Omulangira Suna through his lawyers Mr. Robert Lutaalo and Mr. Precious Nahabwe from Elgon Associated Advocates dragged the said Next Media Services journalists to court over defamation and character assassination.
“Journalists and people in the media should be careful when talking about people in the media to avoid making statements that are criminal in nature. These four presenters made repeatedly offensive statements on television despite caution from the complainants,” the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) spokesperson, ASP Charles Twiine was quoted by Daily Monitor as saying.
“They were warned but continued to repeat the statement,” he said.