Novelist Kakwenza Flees to Exile

Renowned novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has fled the country, his lawyer Eron Kizza has said.

Kakwenza is said to have used road transport through Rwanda, but his destination is not yet known. He has been battling charges of offensive communication after he wrote a scathing post directed at President Museveni and his son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

Kakwenza had only been released on bail a few days back, but his passport had been retained. His application to get the passport was denied by court. In his application, Kakwenza had said he had wanted to seek medical attention after allegedly being tortured while in detention.

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