The Alternative DigiTalk TV military raid: detention center for the arrested revealed
By Kabuye Ronald
Human rights lawyer Eron Kiiza has revealed that the nine people who were
arrested during the Military Raid at the Alternative movement and DigiTalk TV studios
on Thursday evening are being detained at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
Military police on Thursday heavily deployed at the offices based in
Makindye-Lukuli-Nanganda Road with no one allowed entry or exit and in the
process nine people were arrested and whisked away.
Those arrested included the Executive director for Alternative Digitalk
Norman Tumuhimbise, the Digitalk programs director Mukose Arnold Anthony, the
public relations officer Faridah Bikobera Lilian, Lilian Luwedde, Nabukeera Teddy
alias Teangel, Mukiibi Jeremiah,
Turyahabwe Rogers and Jeje Wabyona.
Alternative Digitalk is an online television platform owned
by Norman Tumuhimbise who is also the national coordinator of the alternative
movement, he is as well an activist who became popular for throwing branded
yellow pigs in parliament and on Kampala streets.
According to Abdalla Tiff Mukasa one of the journalists at
the Alternative DigiTalk TV, during the search many equipments and other office
material were taken including the copies of the recently authored books by
Norman Tumuhimbisethat’s: The Komanyoko
Politics –un-sowing the Mustard Seed” and Liar and accomplices
The motive behind the siege is still unknown but Norman was planning to
launch two controversial book titled; “The Komanyoko Politics -unsowing the
Mustard Seed” and Liar and accomplicies which are critical of the ruling
government and President Yoweri Museveni’s leadership.
The book launch was scheduled for 30th March 2022 at Imperial Royale.