Kabuleta spends second night in police cells

Former New Vision sports Journalist and the Pastor Watchman Ministries, Joseph Kabuleta has been arrested by the police. Kabuleta was picked up by plain cloth detectives at Drew and Jacs Restaurant in Lugogo ahead of his Friday evening fellowship.

Claire Kagimu, the Administrator of the Watchman Ministries, says they were expecting Kabuleta for the evening fellowship, which climaxes at 7: 00pm but he didn’t show up.  According to Kagimu, they received information that Kabuleta had been picked up by some people driving in a white Toyota Wish at 7:00pm.

Luke Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson told URN that he had also received calls about Kabuleta’s arrest, but said he wasn’t in police custody. “I checked around even at Jinja Road and they do not have him. If it is about him being arrested I don’t think so, but if we hear anything we will let you know,” he told URN on phone.

However, sources in Kampala Metropolitan Police confirmed Kabuleta’s arrest, saying police will issue a statement in due course. Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate later confirmed Kabuleta’s arrest, says he is charged with offensive communication but declined to divulge details.

“I can confirm he is arrested and is detention,” he said. Kabuleta’s arrest comes a few days after he published a post on his social media page titled “MAFIA EMPIRE AND THE TRANSITION,” as part of his weekly rants.

In his post, Kabuleta noted that it was now clear that President’s Museveni’s son, Major Kainerugaba Muhoozi has started positioning himself a Museveni’s heir.

“It started with sporadic appearances at events, a few dreary speeches, and plenty of social media activity but now it’s clear to every discerning eye that The First Son (official title) is crawling out of his hole like a squirrel,” he said.

Adding that, “Even his bevy of paid promoters are becoming bolder in their proclamations; calling him “our next president” in their tweets. Knowing who these people are, and how close they are to the junta, that is more than idle talk.”

He claimed that whatever has been on behind the scenes is about to be unleashed.

“Clearly, whatever has been cooking under the scenes is about to be unleashed. And it has been several years in the making, starting in the mid-90s with a recruitment of young, graduate soldiers who were in effect Muhoozi’s boys,” he wrote.