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Digital migration protester's case deferred

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th August 2015 03:19 PM

The City hall Magistrate's Court has adjourned the hearing of a case in which Muhammad Ssegirinya is accused of inciting the public to carry television sets to the State minister for Information Computer Technology (ICT) Nyombi Thembo's office.

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The City hall Magistrate's Court has adjourned the hearing of a case in which Muhammad Ssegirinya is accused of inciting the public to carry television sets to the State minister for Information Computer Technology (ICT) Nyombi Thembo's office.

By Lawrence Mulondo

The City Hall Magistrate's Court has adjourned the hearing of a case in which Muhammad Ssegirinya is accused of inciting the public to carry television sets to the State Minister for Information Computer Technology (ICT) Nyombi Thembo's office.


This was after his lawyers led by Luyimbaazi Nalukoola informed City Hall Court presided over by grade one Magistrate Moses Nabende yesterday that prosecution did not avail them the witness statements and facts of the offence.

This prompted the Magistrate to adjourn the matter to September 11, 2015.

According to the state attorney, Hilary Musementa, Ssegirinya on July 28, 2015, in Kampala at Parliamentary Avenue demonstrated with a TV set heading to the ICT minister's office with intentions of inciting the public to do the same.

Meanwhile, Ssegirinya said that he will not stop to fight for the right of Ugandans to access information on their TVs for free of charge.

"It is government's role to give information around the world free of charge. Many people are off air because of the digital migration that leaves their rights violated." Ssegirinya said.

He added that in other countries like Nigeria people watch local TV channels free of charge.

It was alleged that the state minister for ICT Nyombi Thembo was expected to testify in court but did not show up at the court.

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