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KTN journalist Joy Doreen Biira arrested in Uganda Photo courtesy

KTN journalist Joy Doreen Biira arrested in Uganda
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Kenyans have taken to social media to condemn the arrest of KTN news anchor, Joy Doreen Biira, who was arrested by Ugandan police yesterday. The journalist was among five other people arrested for allegedly distributing photos of the Kasese, Uganda attack that left 55 people dead. According to Uganda’s Daily Monitor, Doreen Biira, a Ugandan working with one of Kenya’s top media house, was arrested together with her fiancée at her uncle’s home. Chaos erupted Kasese town in Uganda when royal guards protecting King Charles Wesley Mumbere of the Rwenzururu kingdom attacked patrolling security forces. The Spokesman of Uganda Police has said that Joy Doreen Biira is safe and will be granted bond! Below are some of the tweets posted under the hashtag #FreeJoyDoreen Suzanna Owiyo: This is impunity of the highest order. African leaders must respect press freedom. Since when did reporting become a crime! Anne Fleischmann: Arresting JoyDoreenBiira is a serious violation of the press freedom! How much is the media worth in this country? James SmartVerified account: Journalism is not a crime. My friend and colleague JoyDoreenBiira is guilty of committing JOURNALISM. Bahati Remmy: If you don’t want pictures of ugly scenes captured & shared, Don’t create them. Don’t shift your anger to the media.

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