TikToker behind viral video abusing Kabaka arrested, charged

Musana Ibrahim, 27, the TikToker who appeared in a video that went viral, abusing the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.

Mukono, (UG):– Police have arrested and slapped four charges against one Ibrahim Musana, a Tiktoker who appeared in a viral video abusing the personal Buganda’s King, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Musana, 27, who was apprehended over the weekend by Crime Intelligence task teams faces charges of, hate speech, Incitement of violence, defamation, and offensive communication as per the Computer Misuse Act.

This Tiktoker popularly known as “Pressure 24/7” is accused of creating and disseminating videos containing derogatory remarks about the King, the Katikkiro and Buganda Kingdom which sparked widespread outrage and condemnation from the public.

Police say he committed the offenses through various digital platforms including TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.

SCP Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson on Monday told journalists that over 50 videos of anti-Kabaka sentiments, that are vulgar, abusive, hostile and defamatory have been recovered from the TikToker’s account and will be used as evidence in court.

The suspect who was handed over to the Directorate of CID at Kibuli for further scrutiny and interrogation is now being processed for prosecution.

The Police spokesperson warned that police will not tolerate anyone engaging in such crimes, adding that the joint security agencies will use every tool and resources to combat bias-motivated violence and all its forms

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Speaking of the incident and confirming the arrest, Kattikiro Charles Peter Mayiga emphasized the need for responsible use of social media and the importance of upholding cultural respect and reverence for traditional leaders.

He stressed that such actions undermine the mutual respect and harmony that are integral to the cultural fabric of the Buganda kingdom.

Musana’s case reignites discussions about the boundaries of free speech and the responsibilities that come with using social media platforms, particularly in relation to cultural sensitivities and traditional institutions.

As the situation continues to unfold, authorities are urging the public to engage with social media in a manner that upholds respect and dignity, while also emphasizing the legal consequences of sharing offensive and disrespectful content.

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The apprehension of the individual responsible for the insulting videos serves as a reminder of the power and reach of social media, as well as the importance of using these platforms responsibly and with due regard for cultural sensitivities and traditional values.

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