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Former Rubaga Division Deputy RCC Remanded Over Hate Speech Charges

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Former Rubaga Deputy RCC Anderson who has beenRemanded Over Hate Speech

Herbert Anderson Burora, former Rubaga Division Deputy Resident City Commissioner, has been remanded to Luzira Prison by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court. He faces charges of hate speech and spreading malicious information under the Computer Misuse Act.

Burora was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ronald Kayizzi, where he denied the charges read in a packed courtroom. The prosecution, led by State Attorneys Richard Birivumbuka, Joan Keko, and Ivan Kyazze, accused Burora of sharing information via a computer handle “Harder HB” between March and June 2024 in Kampala District that ridiculed, degraded, and promoted hostility against Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Annet Anita Among.

The defense team, comprising Phillip Munaabi, David Kamukama, and Benjamin Katana, argued that the charge sheet was defective, lacking specific details of the alleged hate speech or malicious content.

Burora’s troubles began in March 2024 when he criticized alleged corruption in Parliament, particularly involving Speaker Annet Anita Among. Subsequently, he was suspended and later chose to resign, citing a desire to protect his conscience.

In response to the defense’s arguments, Chief Magistrate Kayizzi decided to remand Burora until July 9th, 2024, pending resolution of the charge sheet’s legality. The prosecution requested an adjournment to respond to the defense submissions, which the magistrate granted.

This development follows a recent trend where individuals, including social media influencers like Ibrahim Musana (Pressure 24/7), have faced legal action and imprisonment for hate speech related to Speaker Annet Anita Among, President Museveni, and the Kabaka of Buganda.

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