KAMPALA – Kampala Metropolitan Police commander CP Moses Kafeero has Friday afternoon allegedly threatened to “crash” NTV Journalist over his involvement in the social media and mobile money taxes protests on Wednesday.
According to a social media post by Joel Ssenyonyi, a news achor at NTV and a talk show host at power FM, he said that CP Kafeero vowed to crash him.
This afternoon I got a call from CP Moses Kafeero,commander Kla Metropolitan @PoliceUg He promised to”crash”me bse of my involvement in the protest against social media&mobile money tax.Nonsense! Away from this indisciplined officer,I’ll have the latest devts at 9pm on @ntvuganda
— Joel Ssenyonyi (@JoelSsenyonyi) July 12, 2018
“This afternoon I got a call from CP Moses Kafeero, commander Kla [Kampala] Metropolitan @PoliceUg [Uganda Police]. He promised to “crash” me because of my involvement in the protest against social media & mobile money tax. Nonsense! Away from this indiscipline officer, I’ll have the latest devts at 9pm on @ntvuganda,” Mr Ssenyonyi twitted.
However CP Kafeero denied the “allegations” saying “for him [ Ssenyonyi] to tell a lie and judge me and call me names is unacceptable and regrettable,” adding that Mr Ssenyonyi is using social media as tool to peddling lies and playing with people’s hard earned integrity.
Afande @KafeeroMoses if what I tweeted is a lie,in law it’s defamation,an offense. So I challenge you to charge me,then the phone record will be produced in court&you’ll eat your words.When a citizen commits an offense,you take them to court,not threaten them @PoliceUg @ntvuganda pic.twitter.com/62sYaxfx9R
— Joel Ssenyonyi (@JoelSsenyonyi) July 13, 2018
“ The post by Joel Ssenyonyi that l promised to “crash” him is a lie and an act of DISHONESTY. ” Mr Kafeero said on the Police social media pages.
He however, admitted speaking to Ssenyonyi saying “I spoke to him and told him that I was disappointed with him having got involved in an illegal demonstration yet he and all the others know the requirements of the law on demonstrations and public processions.”
Mr Ssenyonyi also fired back maintaining that “If I’m peddling lies, take me to court and the facts will speak for themselves. I’m a law abiding citizen, so I take offense when a senior police officer calls me to threaten me. This is totally unacceptable!“