Police: Journalist Doreen Biira Crossed Red Line

Joy Doreen Biira

Police has broken silence on the arrest of KTN news anchor, pharm Joy Doreen Biira who was picked from her relative’s residence in Kasese on Sunday.

Biira, more about a Kenya-based Ugandan journalist who has been in Uganda for her traditional marriage ceremony spent the whole day on Sunday sharing updates about the police raid at the Rwenzururu King’s palace and the clashes in Kasese.

While appearing on NBS TV on Monday morning, Police publicist Andrew Felix Kaweesi noted that the journalist crossed the line and had to be questioned by security officials.

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“In such a situation, there are areas that no one is supposed to see. There are cordoned crime scenes which you are not supposed to go beyond. If you are found beyond them, you have to be questioned,” he said.

Biira was arrested together with her fiancée, only identified as Newton and two of their friends.

The arrest of the quartet has since caused a social media outrage with activists demanding their immediate release.

Reports have indicated that Police has denied Biira’s family access to her and she is being interrogated at Kasese police station.


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