By Andrew Irumba
Fear and tension has gripped the media fraternity in Uganda, following numerous arrests and targeting of journalists currently going on in Uganda.
TheSpy Uganda has learnt that Nbs TV and BBC investigative journalists were last night arrested by police and are currently detained at CPS Kampala.
Information we have, indicates that last night security operatives surrounded the home of NBS TV investigative journalist Solomon Serwanja for possible arrest but wasn’t yet home, they instead arrested his wife Vivian Nakaliika Sserwanja who is currently detained as they hunt for her husband,Sserwanja.
Sserwanja is currently on Police’s most wanted list, although the charges he faces are still a mystery to his bosses at NBS TV, family members and relatives.
BBC reporters Netted
TheSpy Uganda has learnt that police also arrested two other journalists working with BBC who are currently being detained at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala. However, efforts by the media fraternity to get a comment from police about the arrests are still futile so far as police remained tight lipped on delving into details of their arrest.
The Police commandant for Kampala Metropolitan (KMP) area, Moses Kafeero, told the Human Rights Network for Journalists ( HRNJ-UGANDA) that “It’s a long story,” when asked to reveal the reasons for their arrest.
We shall keep updating this story as events unfold…