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Monitor editors charged with forgery

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd August 2009 03:00 AM

TWO senior editors of The Daily Monitor have been charged with forging President Yoweri Museveni’s letter. Daniel Kalinaki, the managing editor, and Henry Ochieng were charged in connection with the letter that appeared in the Sunday Monitor of August 2

TWO senior editors of The Daily Monitor have been charged with forging President Yoweri Museveni’s letter. Daniel Kalinaki, the managing editor, and Henry Ochieng were charged in connection with the letter that appeared in the Sunday Monitor of August 2

By Edward Anyoli

TWO senior editors of The Daily Monitor have been charged with forging President Yoweri Museveni’s letter. Daniel Kalinaki, the managing editor, and Henry Ochieng were charged in connection with the letter that appeared in the Sunday Monitor of August 2.

They denied the charges before Makindye Court Chief Magistrate Joyce Kavuma before they were granted cash bail of sh500,000 each.

The bail was granted after their lawyer, James Nangwala, presented Abdu Katuntu, John Ken Lukyamuzi, Frederick Masiga and Charles Mwangusya as sureties.

Prosecution led by Marion Aciya said the two editors altered the President’s letter titled ‘Guidance on the Banyoro/Bafuruki Question’, when they used the word Bahima instead of Bahuma.

It is further alleged that the editors altered the phrase; “except for the the sub-county around Kisiita and Luteete areas” by refering to, “the whole of Bunyoro,”

The editors are alleged to have changed the introduction of the letter to, “absentee land lords should leave the land,” instead of, “should be compensated,”

In the letter, the President gave many proposals to ease the tension between the Banyoro and the Bakiga commonly known as the ‘Bafuruki’. One of them was ‘ring fencing’ the top political posts.

Monitor editors charged with forgery

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