By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Makindye Grade One Magistrates Court has ordered security operatives to immediately release novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija.
This was after Kakwenza’s lawyers; Kiiza Eron, Luyimbazi Nalukoola and Wanda Samuel petitioned the court challenging the continuous detention of their client beyond the lawful 48 hours.
Magistrate Irene Nambatya ordered heard their outcry and ordered security operatives to release Kakwenza immediately. “Every police officer should comply with the above orders,” she ordered.
Police yesterday said Kakwenza was arrested over his repeated social media posts in which he ‘abused’ President Museveni and the First Son, also the Commander of the Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Earlier on, lawyer Kiiza said Kakwenza was terribly tortured and is vomiting and urinating blood.
This is the third time he is being arrested by security personnel. In all incidents, he has claimed that he was tortured. He was arrested in April and September 2020.
Rukirabashaija is the author of the popular novel ”The Greedy Barbarian”, which takes on themes of high-level corruption in a fictional country.