On December 28, plain-clothed gunmen surrounded and broke into Kakwenza Rukirabashaija’s house, a renowned novelist and political activist in Kisasi, Kampala.
Rukirabashaija’s trouble started with his tweet on 27th December which appeared to undermine the first son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is also the commander of the land forces.
Human rights activists and politicians have since condemned Rukirabashaija’s arrest and called for his immediate release.
Mathias Mpuuga, the leader of the opposition noted that the arrest of Rukirabashaija after breaking into his home is most disturbing but not surprising.
“But the arrest renders credence to his views that deranged cabal! Keep your peace comrade, they will rest their troubles.” Mpuuga said.
Several activists have been chained over nearly the same issue. Dr. Stella Nyanzi was also detained for insulting the First Lady.
By Acram Kayemba