By Ronaldo Nagye
Police on Monday morning arrested Top Radio presenter Richard Kasule aka Omuggaga Kamagu and whisked him to Wandegeya cells on charges of defamation. Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima confirmed his arrest saying that police picked him because he has been defaming several people around town on his talk shows. ‘’He has been uttering reckless statements and irresponsible talk on the show which led to his arrest”, Kayima said.
Kayima added that, “We have cautioned him and many others on a number of occasions but he has not heeded to the warning”. Kamagu has in the past been arrested on a number of occasions and released under unclear circumstances. The police mouthpiece however warned journalists to always respect the law. It’s said Kamagu is an opposition leaning Radio presenter who has been criticizing some of the ruling Nrm officials over misuse of government facilities.
Kamagu’s arrest comes barely a fortnight when New Vision investigative journalist Charles Etukuri was kidnapped by unknown people.
According to his workmates, men dressed in army uniforms brandishing guns arrested Etukuri before taking off with him to an unknown destination.
Etukuri’s troubles allegedly stem from a story he wrote in Sunday Vision of February 11 regarding the death of a Finnish national in a hotel where he implicated some security agencies. Etukuri was however on Monday 19th Feb released by security operatives after court had ordered security organs to present him before court dead or alive.