Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander and CP Moses Kabugo Kafeero has refuted all allegations the he vowed to crash NTV’s News anchor Joel Ssenyonyi over his involvement in the protests against the newly introduced social media and mobile money tax.
On Wednesday Police disrupted the procession of activities led by Kyadondo east MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Joel Sssenyonyi, NBS’s investigative journalist Raymond Mujuni as they expressed their distress over social media and mobile money tax.
The group managed to escape police as Bobi Wine’s brother Fred Nyanzi and Raymond Mujuni spent the fruitful time of the day at central police station (CPS).
And yesterday Sssenyonyi said he received call from Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander CP Moses Kafeero, promising to ‘crash him’ because of my involvement in the protest against social media and mobile money tax.
“Nonsense! Away from this undisciplined officer, I will have the latest developments at 9pm on NTV Uganda,” he wrote on his social media.
“That post is a lie and an act of dishonesty, I want to set the record straight, I spoke to him and told him that I was disappointed with him having got involved in an illegal demonstration yet he and all the others know the requirements of the law on demonstrations and public processions,” said CP Moses Kafeero.
He added that for Sssenyonyi to tell a lie and judge me, call me names is unacceptable and regrettable.
Ssenyonyi has hit back saying if he tweeted a lie, in law it’s defamation, an offense.
“So I challenge you to charge me, then the phone record will be produced in court and you will eat your words. When a citizen commits an offense you take them to court not threaten them,” he added.