By Our Reporter
Threatened. Mrs. Juliet Babirye Simbwa aka mulongo wo mulangira formally a radio and television presenter of Top media consortium says that she has been getting threats and her home was raided twice by unknown persons.
What you need to know :
Earlier this week, it was reported that a one Juliet Simbwa, a journalist attached to Top television and radio in Bwaise, a Kampala suburb went absent from work without leave (AWOL), a situation that plunged family and friends into panic.
Apparently, it turns out that Juliet escaped to yet an unconfirmed destination through Entebbe via Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi – Kenya.
A closer source indicates that Juliet’s current destination would be Canada where the life threaten mother reportedly went to seek refuge.
“Her inclination to National Unity Platform birthed caused more harm than good, she has been receiving threats on phone and via social media. At one point, her home was raided twice in one day,” A source that seeks anonymous reveals.
It is also understood that Juliet is among the several journalists who were arrested at Kalagalala island when they were covering the presidential campaign.
Journalists under attack
Journalists in Uganda face intimidation and violence on a nearly daily basis. They are regularly targeted by the security services, the leading perpetrators of attacks against journalists.
In Uganda, Journalists who cover events of top opposition party, The National Unity platform continue get subject to harassment and threats.
In February 2020, Police battered and charged a journalist with illegal assembly after arresting him capturing a documentary presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
Mr Moses Bwayo, who was under a contract with a UK-based production company, Southern Films, was reportedly tortured and later released