The Uganda Police has revealed that a team of detectives from the Special Investigations Division on Friday arrested Joseph Kabuleta, a self –“styled pastor”, and put him under custody.
In a statement dated July 12, 2019, Fred Enanga, the Press and Public Relations Officer at Uganda Police Force said Kabuleta (in featured photo) has been apprehended because of offensive communication against the person of the President.
“According to preliminary information, the writer repeatedly posted grossly offensive messages, under “Joseph Kabuleta Weekly Rant Returns,” referring to the Fountain of Honor as “a Gambler, Thief and Liar”. Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act, 2011, criminalizes such acts of communication,” Enanga said.
He added: “We once again want to caution all those who glorify such communication particularly through social media, that though it is public space, it is not protected. Therefore, any postings of false fabrications will attract punishment in accordance with the laws.”
He further advised the public to think first about what they say on social media.
“The joint forces will continue using the acquired capabilities to monitor comments on social media and any offenders will be investigated and punished. Investigations into the conduct of Joseph Kabuleta are ongoing and more information will be availed as investigations unfold,” the statement adds.