Police makes sure Joy Doreen Biira remains in Uganda after her release

Joy Doreen Biira and her husband have been freed at last but they aren’t off the hook yet as Ugandan police have made sure the couple will to remain in the landlocked country to face charges of abetting terrorism.

 

Joy Doreen Biira was arrested on Sunday for what Ugandan police termed as illegal filming of military raid on Rwenzururu palace in Kasese town.

Death toll from the raid has since risen to 62 as more bodies have been found, it was reported earlier that 46 royal guards of the Rwenzururu kingdom had been killed by Ugandan forces.

Ms Biira was arrested alongside her husband, Newton Kungu, and four other people a day after their traditional wedding ceremony.

The KTN anchor-cum-reporter was released late yesterday on a police bond after she was charged with abetting terrorism.

Biira’s lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, shared a copy of her release paper from Kasese police station which carried sad news.

The release paper showed that Ms Biira was required to report to Kasese police station in one week’s time, December 8 2016 to be precise.

The paper further indicates that she shall continue to respond to further summons to answer to the said charge until otherwise directed by court.

In simpler term, Joy Doreen Biira isn’t coming back to Nairobi to continue with her work at KTN as Ugandan police now require her to report to Kasese police station (which is located farthest in Western Uganda) to answer to charges of abetting terrorism.

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