The Alternative DigiTalk TV military raid: detention center for the arrested revealed

Date: 2022-03-11

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) Kireka.

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 Tumuhimbise  that’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.


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