Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has cautioned the media houses against broadcasting the crisis in Kasese and the trial of detained Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere.
In a press statement discharged on Tuesday evening, UCC said that media houses should dependably ensure that the programs are always in accordance with minimum broadcasting standards enshrined in section 31 of the Uganda communication act 2013.
“Any broadcasting of matters in courts of law must be done in such way as not to partiality the rights of suspects and the casualties or generally compromise the court procedure.”
UCC however noticed that the way most sections of the media have been airing the Kasese conflicts specifically prejudice the suspects and casualties.
It’s starting here in this way that UCC issued a mandate went for refraining media from broadcasting any programs with respect to the Kasese conflicts and prosecution of the Rwenzururu King.
Since November 28, Kasese conflicts have been on everybody’s lips pointing the finger at security for cruelly gunning down more than 100 people and arresting more than 139 including the King who is currently facing murder charges in court.