Novelist Kakwenza Released

Free at last! Writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija can breathe a sigh of relief after being released by the military. According to Kakwenza’s lawyer, Eron Kizza, the writer was released on Wednesday morning and he is currently receiving medical attention.

 “Praying for the quick recovery of my friend Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who was released today morning by the military. He is seeking medication and not yet ready for media and public attention. Thank you all for demanding and working for his release from torturous and illegal – mostly military detention since 28/12/2022,” Kiiza said in a statement.

According to Kakwenza’s friend, Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura Kakwenza was dumped at his home in Iganga.

“I have confirmed from Kakwenza’s wife that Kakwenza was dumped at his gate in Iganga in the wee hours of the morning, Kakwenza is unwell and currently receiving medication. Thank you all for your efforts. Aluta continua,” Nyanjura said through a tweet on Wednesday.

Kakwenza was released on Tuesday on bail by the Buganda Road Magistrate court only to be re-arrested at Kitalya and whisked away.

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