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UBC TV Journalist suspended for sharing vir video of Prime Minister Nabbanja

The journalist was allegedly suspended on the orders of the Prime Minister who has since threatened to take criminal charges against the entire crew that was at her office on Thursday.

KAMPALA, UGANDA: UBC TV Journalist Ivan Kaahwa has been suspended for publicly sharing a video in which the Prime Minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja appeared to have run of words during a press briefing at her offices in Kampala.

The journalist was allegedly suspended on the orders of the Prime Minister who has since threatened to take criminal charges against the entire crew that was at her office on Thursday.

According to UBC, Kaahwa is suspected to have shared the “eby’okwogera bimbuze” (I’m out of words) video clip that went viral online. In the same video, Nabbanja almost fell down as she tried to lean against her swinging chair, causing public embarrassment to the person of the Prime Minister.

The video of PM Nabbanja’s presser which has since gone viral (DailyExpress disowns being the source of this video)

In a press statement issued on Friday, January 21, UBC TV said the regrettable incident has pitched the corporation’s public image into bad light.

“We have learnt with concern a video circulating on social media where Rt Hon Prime Minister was addressing the media in a press conference on cabinet decisions. The unfortunate video that has since gone viral is being attributed to our reporter who was assigned to this particular presser,” UBC said.”

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“Management has taken this matter seriously and has reached out to Uganda Communications Commission to help in the investigation and ascertain the exact source of this rather regrettable video,” the national broadcaster added.

UBC also promised to cooperate with all relevant government agencies that have taken on the matter to ensure that appropriate action is preferred against probable culprits.


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