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KASESE FIGHTING: Arrested KTV anchor Biira to be released

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Renowned news anchor Joy Doreen Biira is soon to be released, a prominent media personality has indicated.

Ms Biira, who was in Kasese for her traditional wedding, was arrested after allegedly posting on her social media pages, photos and videos about the flare up in her home town of Kasese involving the security services and local guards attached to the King Charles Wesley Mumbere, who is also under arrest.

And, posting on his Twitter handle NBS TV boss Kin Karisa said he has held a meeting with the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who promised him that Biira, a news anchor with Kenyan media company KTV and who formerly worked with NBS, is to be freed ‘in the next 10 minutes’.

“Just had a meeting with AIGP Felix Kaweesi, Joy Doreen Biira will be freed in next 10 minutes,” Karisa wrote.

Earlier AIGP Kaweesi was quoted saying that Ms Biira would be released on bond.

“Joy Biira is safe and I have talked to commanders that if there are charges, let her be granted police bond” he said.

‘Police in Kasese at this moment are interrogating Joy on allegations that she took and shared photos of events in Kasese,’ human rights lawyer and activist Nicholas Opio posted.

Meanwhile, available information indicates that over 60 people including Uganda Police and army officials have died in the fighting that erupted in Kasese on Friday.

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