The state house personnel under Special Forces Command (SFC) with orders from above(President Museveni) has banned Next Media Group NBS Television’s senior journalist Joseph Sabiti from covering any state house pressers and meetings that involve Museveni.
Joseph Sabiti claims that earlier this week while the president was launching the steering executive committee for national dialogue at State House Entebbe, He(Sabiti) went to cover the event but unfortunately on reaching at State House, Special Forces Command(SFC) soldiers who were on guard blocked him from entering the house.
According to public observation most citizens believe this should have arose from a heated exchange that evolved between the journalist and President Museveni during the launch of Anti Corruption Unit at Kololo Independence Grounds on 10th December.
Joseph Sabiti who described himself as a “journalist and patriot” rose to ask a question concerning the Bribery allegations in which the President’s In-law Sam Kutesa is accused of receiving a bribe from former Hong Kong Minister Ho Chi-Ping who has lately been convicted of money laundering and bribery to Uganda And Chad in order to secure Oil business rights and foundations for their Chinese Companies.
The President directly coughed fire and shot down the journalist saying “NBS is a bad Television” “Bad, bad, bad, bad, ba—aad! I know whom it is loyal to.”
The president later cautioned NBS to change before adding that the game of misrepresenting Ugandans will not work.
“You don’t have that right to misrepresent Ugandans. You only have the right to report the truth. Okay? Better watch out,” he added.
He further went ahead and named NBS as parasites of which its not easy to understand the logic behind such a saying from President.
SFC soldier :Where is Joseph ?
Me:right here sir
SFC Soldier :You are not allowed in ,you are staying here
Me :most obliged sir #President set to launch steering committee for national dialogue at state house Entebbe
— Sabiti Joseph (@sabitijoseph) December 18, 2018
They openly told the journalist that he was not allowed in the room where the president would launch the national dialogue process.