UCC Moves To Ban Media Houses Over Kasese Massacre Coverage
By Serestino Tusingwire
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has warned the media against broadcasting issues of Kasese crisis and trial of incarcerated Rwenzururu cultural leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere.
In a press statement released on Tuesday evening, UCC said that media houses must always ensure that the programs are always in line with minimum broadcasting standards enshrined in section 31 on Uganda communications act 2013.
“Any broadcasting of matters in courts of law must be done in such away as not to prejudice the rights of suspects and the victims or otherwise compromise the court process.”
UCC however noted that the way many sections of the media have been reporting these issues directly prejudice the victims and the suspects.
It’s from this point therefore that UCC issued a directive aimed at refraining media from airing any programs regarding the Kasese incident and prosecution of Omusinga Mumbere.
Since November 28, Kasese clashes have been on everyone’s lips blaming security for mercilessly gunning down over 100 people and arresting over 139 including the King who is currently battling murder charges.