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Another journalist battered by security forces as riots erupt in Kamwokya

NBS tv video journalist Joshua Mujunga was on August 31 beaten by security operatives while covering a riot that started in Kamwokya subsequent to Bobi Wine’s blocked attempt to seek treatment abroad (NBS PHOTO)

KAMWOKYA – A few days after issuing an apology for brutalising journalists, security operatives have attacked and beaten Mr Joshua Mujunga, a video journalist at NBS Television for covering a riot in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb Friday morning.

In a statement, NBS television has condemned the incident in a statement shared on their official social media pages.

“Joshua Mujunga, our very own branded video journalist has been beaten by security operatives while covering a riot that started in Kamwokya,” NBS wrote adding that Mujunga is receiving treatment at a city hospital.

Eyewitnesses said that security forces just picked and beat Mujunga as he covered protests live.

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) recently vowed to arrest and prosecute the officers involved in battering journalists and protestors, with sticks.

Gen. David Muhoozi the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) on Monday ordered for an immediate arrest of UPDF personnel who assaulted journalists and confiscated their equipment as they covered protests.

Meanwhile, our sources have reported heavy army and police deployment in Kamwokya, Bobi Wine’s hood. Teargas, bullets and canes on the ready in anticipation of Free Bobi Wine protests after the Kyadondo East MP was yesterday blocked from flying abroad for treatment. Presidential guards are patrolling the slum.

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