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Police prefer charges of offensive communication against Viboyo for attacking Museveni

 

 

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KAMPALA. Local musician Moses Nsubuga popularly known as Viboyo, who was arrested by detectives for composing a song in which he allegedly used obscene words to attack government leaders including President Museveni and Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, has been released on police bond.

Mr Vincent Ssekatte, the spokesman of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, said Viboyo was given police bond over the weekend as police continues with investigations of charges of offensive communication against him.
“He was given a police release bond after he agreed to meet all the terms set by the police,” Mr Ssekatte said.

Viboyo’s case is being investigated by detectives at CID headquarters.

According to Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 on offensive communication, “Any person who wilfully and repeatedly uses electronic communication to disturb or attempts to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person with no purpose of legitimate communication whether or not a conversation ensues commits a misdemeanor and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty four currency points or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.”

Twenty four currency points is an equivalent of Shs480,000.
Police claim that Viboyo said he was tired of the leadership of a Rwandan national in the song he composed in the popular local dialect, Luganda.
Police said Viboyo called President Museveni buttocks which is illegal.
In the song, the musician also accuses leaders of murdering former police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi and Andrew Kayiira.

Viboyo recorded a statement on Friday.
Police have been tough on musicians composing songs that they believe to be offensive.
Last year, the police arrested Mr David Mugema, 31, and his producer Jonah Muwanguzi, 23, for disturbing President Museveni’s peace.
They are still battling charges of uttering offensive communication in court.

 

 

 

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