CCTV reporter faces criminal charges over state house pigs


Police says the two journalists arrested for capturing the piglets dropped at State House Nakasero on Monday face criminal trespass charges.

Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, confirmed the arrest and detention of the journalists saying police was still weighing the charges to be brought against them.

Abubaker Muwonge who works with China television CCTV and Otucu Francis who works for a leading Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper, were arrested in Nakasero.

They were covering a story involving a set of piglets that were dropped by unidentified people at the entrance to State House.

The piglets, dressed in yellow T-shirts, were packed in a box and placed just at the entrance.

Police led by Kampala Regional police commander, James Ruhweza, swung into action and whisked away the piglets.

Jobless Brotherhood Coordinator, Norman Tumuhimbise, claimed responsibility.

Otucu and Muwonge were detained at Central Police station in Kampala before being released on police bond later in the evening.


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