Police in Kayunga have dropped investigations into claims that Moses Kibuuka, a reporter with NTV Uganda, was reporting inflammatory news.
Kibuuka and a Voice of Africa radio journalist, Yahaya Iga Muyingo, were arrested yesterday before being released for the night. Both Moses Kibuuka and Yahaya Iga were ordered to return to Kayunga Police Station this morning. However while Kibuuka was allowed to return to his home, Iga was detained.
It is not clear why Iga is still in custody.
Hasfah Nabiwre, Iga's wife, says the journalist arrived at Kayunga Police Station at 8 a.m. as demanded. He waited for his boss, the Voice of Africa news editor Shaban Lukooya to turn up, but Lukooya had not arrived by the early afternoon.
Nabwire said she attempted to reach the news editor and station manager on phone, but was unable to get through to them.
It is not clear what Iga's fate will be.
Reports from Kayunga say that save for a group of journalists from the Independent magazine denied entry into the district through Sezibwa bridge, the town is quiet. Most shops are closed and many people have stayed at home.
The police in Kayunga has banned the congregation of more than three people anywhere on the streets of the small town.