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Musicians charged for disturbing the President’s peace

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th December 2017 07:49 PM

The duo recorded a song titled Wumula mzee (take a rest old man).

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The duo recorded a song titled Wumula mzee (take a rest old man).

Musicians in the dock. Photo by Meddie Musisi
Two local musicians have been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for singing and producing songs that disturb the peace of President Yoweri  Museveni.

David Mugema, 31, and Jonathan Muwanguzi, 23, were on Tuesday charged with two counts of offensive communication before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court.

The duo also faces an alternative of abetment of offensive communication. They were charged under section 25 and 21 of the computer Misuse Act of 2011.

The offence carries a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment upon conviction. 
The suspects were remanded by Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu, after they pleaded not guilty to the charges read out to them by the court clerk.

The accused are residents of Salama in Makindye division, a Kampala suburb.

Prosecution alleges that the accused between 2015 and 2017 at Salama Road, Makindye division in Kampala district willfully composed, recorded, produced and electronically communicated through social media a song titled Wumula mzee (take a rest old man).

According to prosecution, the said song attacked and disturbed the peace of President Museveni with no purpose of legitimate communication.

The state informed court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

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