National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) party boss Joseph Kabuleta will answer charges of promoting sectarianism -police has confirmed.
Kabuleta was arrested today at around 12:55hrs by plain-clothed policemen at his home in Bugolobi and whisked away to unknown location.
According to the Deputy PRO Criminal Investigation Directorate ACP Nabakka Claire, Kabuleta was arrested after failing to honor Police summons issued to him to report to Kampala Metropolitan Police Headquarters on 3rd November 2022 at 1000hrs for interview and statement recording on charges of Promoting Sectarianism.
In a statement, ACP Nabakka said the arrest followed a Police general inquiry that began on the 14th June 2022, by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to verify allegations that Joseph Kabuleta and others still at large, made utterances which were likely to create alienation or despondency, raise discontent or disaffection and promote feelings of ill will or hostility among members of the public.
It is alleged that on 30th May 2022 in Kampala District, Joseph Kabuleta and others held a press conference under their Political Party, National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED), where they alleged that social service delivery in Mbarara is based on ethnic lines of the Tutsi, Bahima, Bakiga and Banyakore.
ACP Nabakka stated that Kabuleta and others shall be charged with Promoting Sectarianism C/S 41(1) of the PCA CAP 120.
In the statement, police appealed to the general public to desist from making statements that may cause discontent, incite violence and instigate hostility among the affected communities.