Four Radio Simba employees and comedians dubbed as Bizonto family have been arrested for allegedly skipping police Bond. They were arrested from their work station and they are currently waiting to be arraigned before Buganda Road Chief magistrate.
The Bizontos are; Julius Sserwanja aka Kidomoole, Mbabaali Maliseeri (Uncle Luyuguumo) Sssaabakaaki Peter (Omuzinyuuzi) and Gold Ki Matono, aka Opeto journalist.
Three of them are part of the station’s morning show which is packaged with satirical skits, mainly linked to the current affairs. One of them, Sssaabakaaki Peter Kajabuzi (Omuzinyuuzi), works with the evening show- Mukulikeeyo.
They were arrested in July last year over a recorded video where they mockingly prayed for Uganda’s top leaders in a skit titled who are our leaders? The seven-minute skit which was uploaded on July 15, 2020, has attracted more than 11,000 views on YouTube alone.
The skit starts with a musical, the group members list all persons holding key positions in the security forces of the country saying that they all come from Western Uganda.
After their lawyers led by Eria Nawenuwe, they secured a court order served the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) and special investigations unit (SIU) Kireka where the artists were detained. Court order was issued by Buganda road Chief Magistrate Stella Amabirizi.
“Court has ordered for unconditional release of the five. We hope that the respective directorates/institution will adhere to the court order and release our clients,” he said earlier today adding that there were reports that the detainees file had been forward to the directorate of public prosecution (DPP) however on consulting DPP’s office, the lawyer said they were fed on wrong information.