• Posted on: 27 March 2018
  • By: Presenters

The Director of public prosecutions has withdrawn charges of publicing news that disturbs the peace of presdent Museveni that had been brought against Red pepper directors and editors .

The withdrawal letter signed by the DPP Mike Chibita has been presented before Buganda Road court chief magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda by state prosecutor Abdul-Salaam Waiswa.

Magistrate Ereemye had warned to dismiss the case if prosecution had not come up with an update regarding the out of court negotiations between the parties . The accused directors include; Managing Director Richard Tusiime, Finance Director Johnson Musinguzi, Director Operations Patrick Mugumya and a director who doubles as a secretary and chief marketing officer Arinatiwe Rgyendo.

Others are Richard Kintu; the Deputy News Editor , James Mujuni a journalist , Ben Byarabaha a senior Editor and Francis Tumusiime; the special project Editor.

Prosecution had stated that on the 20th /November/ 2017 at the Red pepper offices in Namanve- Mukono District, the accused unlawfully caused the publication and distribution of a newspaper head line, portraying his excellency the President Yoweri Museveni, Gen. Saleh and Lt Gen Tumukunde as having contrived a plot to over throw the Government of the Republic of Rwanda; well knowing that such a publication can disrupt public Order and security.