National
Press barred from Kayihura leaked tapes case
Publish Date: Jun 26, 2014
Press barred from Kayihura leaked tapes case
Ronald Poteri is suspected to have stolen recordings of the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura. Photo/File
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Alice Namutebi

Court has barred the press from covering a case where a police detective is accused of leaking the now infamous Kayihura tapes to the media. Court says the tapes are a national security matter.


Buganda Road Chief magistrate Lillian Buchana has granted the order following a request from prosecution led by Lino Anguzu who asked court to not allow proceedings into thematter to be done in the presence of reporters.

Lino, who was ready with two witnesses to pin detective Ronald Poteli into stealing police tapes, told court that if the public and journalists were allowed to cover the proceedings and the leaked information is released to the public, it would cause tension between cabinet, parliament and police.

On request, magistrate Buchana ordered all proceedings to be done inside her chambers where only lawyers and the accused are allowed in.

Prosecution alleges that in March 2014 at the CIID headquarters in Kampala, Detective Poteli, being in possession of an official secret entrusted to him as a person holding an office of the government of Uganda, stole and leaked police tapes that had the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura discussing political issues with different people.

Also related to this story

Leaked spy tapes: Cop granted bail

Leaked tapes: Kidandala owes me explanation - Lukwago

Leaked tapes: DP summons Kidandala

Leaked tapes: Police witnesses get death threats
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab further remanded
Police are yet to conclude investigations in a case involving 10 terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab arrested last month from Kisenyi in Kampala....
Rwanda backtracks on special Ebola screening of travellers from US and Spain
Rwanda will no longer have special Ebola-screening measures imposed on travelers arriving from the United States and Spain...
7 Makerere students detained over demo
At least seven students who were arrested during the Monday Makerere University demostration against an attempted graduation fees increment face charges....
Kagame allies seek vote to allow him a third term
A campaign for Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term has begun with allies suggesting a constitutional change to allow him to run in 2017....
U.S commends Uganda over Peace Corps program
The United States (U.S) government has commended Uganda for its long-term partnership between U.S Peace Corps and the Ugandan people which has enabled Peace Corps volunteers facilitate...
UBOS: census results for December 2015
The results of August national housing census will be released in December next yaer, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has announced....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter