By our reporter
High Court Judge Stephen Musota has dismissed government’s application for a temporary injunction against Chimpreports, an online news portal from publishing articles about investigations into the murder of AIGP Andrew Kaweesi.
Gen Kayihura early this year sued journalists and four media companies (ChimpReports, Red Pepper, The Investigator and The Ugandan) for allegedly compromising national security by reporting on the ongoing investigations into the assassination of Kaweesi.
Court granted an order temporarily barring the media houses plus their owners and the chief news editors from covering the investigations.
The news website’s lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde said they can now go ahead to write about the fallen police spokesperson’s death.
Ssemakadde further revealed that the ruling affects all the media houses sued by Gen Kayihura, meaning they are free to write about the investigations into Kaweesi’s murder.
“This development comes at a critical juncture when we need the Ugandan media to report about the Kaweesi investigation independently. Although we applaud Court for having dismissed the Government’s request for an extension of the April gagging orders, we hasten to add that these gagging orders should never have been issued in the first place,” said Ssemakadde.