Joy Doreen Biira News Anchor speaks for the first time after her release from prison

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Joy Doreen from Kasese District was recently thrown into prison alongside her husband Newton Kungu and four others a few days after tying the knot in Kasese.

The KTN beauty was put behind bars for giving an account of the 2 hour battle between the royal guards and armed forces at Rwenzururu palace in Kasese town.

A battle that escalated into a blood-bath leaving about 62 people dead and including 46 royal guards of the Rwenzururu kingdom.

play Sections of King Mumbere’s palace go up in flames after the attack (Image:the Daily Monitor)


An attack that has been termed as extrajudicial executions by Amnesty International who condemned the excessive use of force by the Ugandan army and their police force when carrying out the raid in the palace.

Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi on the other hand claimed that it was the royal guards of the kingdom who attacked them and not the other way round.

“Yesterday a joint Uganda police and UPDF (army) operation, patrolling in Kasese town came under attack by royal guards of the kingdom. The attackers threw an improvised grenade which exploded and injured one soldier. Security forces reacted and shot in self-defence, killing four attackers.” Mr Kaweesi said while speaking to journalists.

Joy gave an account of the horrible attack in this Facebook post that her thrown into prison and accused of abetting terrorism:


After being released after getting detained for more than 12 hours, Doreen sent this message:

But the coast is not clear yet as police make sure Joy Doreen Biira remains in Uganda after her release

Also See:Heartbreaking photo of newlywed KTN anchor walking barefoot at Ugandan police station

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