Police: Bizonto Comedians were Arrested for Promoting Sectarianism

The Criminal Investigations Arm of Police has confirmed the arrest of 5 comedians who perform using stage name “Bizonto”.

The Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Department Charles Atwiine, in a communication to the media says the comedians were promoting sectarian tendencies.

“The five were arrested following a recording of selected videos that were uploaded and later shared on various social media platforms, unfortunately with the potential of causing hatred and unnecessary apprehension,” Atwiine says.

Atwiine added that well as Police appreciates freedom of speech, the five who include Ssabakaki Simon Peter, Ssewanja Julius, Mbabali Merceli, Gold Kimatono and Kamya Saul broadcasted videos that had threats of attack on government and individuals upon which timely came in to avert the situation.

The contested video contains information that talks about the different government officials and that they all come from one region.

Police further warned the public against engaging in sectarianism.

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