Fred Lumbuye

The state minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem has said that controversial blogger Fred Lumbuye Kajjubi will be arraigned before courts of law at the right time.

In an interview on Tuesday morning with NTV, Oryem said Lumbuye is alive and should not be a subject of worry, but he declined to mention where he could be.

“Lumbuye is alive, people shouldn’t be worried about him. The relevant authorities will at the right time bring him before courts of law. People should be busy looking for survival, not asking about Lumbuye,” he said.

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Lumbuye was arrested by authorities in Turkey for unclear offences.

The minister had earlier said that Lumbuye would be on a plane to Uganda after being arrested in Turkey and consequently deported. However, he was a no-show sparking debate on where he could be held.

According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, Lumbuye will face up to 15 charges, including spreading harmful propaganda, incitement of violence using improvised explosive devices, and offensive communication.