A journalist in Kibaale district has filed an assault case against the incumbent district woman MP.
Ismail Kasooha, a volunteer reporter with Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio, claims that the MP Juliet Kabonesa and her supporters attacked him on Sunday night.
According to Kasooha, Kabonesa and her supporters were at the radio station for a late night paid-for talk show. A few minutes to the start of the show, the station went off air.
Kasooha says Kabonesa and her supporters stormed out of the radio station and attacked the nearest person. He was in the unfortunate situation of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and was beaten up by the crowd.
The journalist, who also works with the New Vision newspaper, was saved by the police.
Kasooha says the crowd accused him of being personally responsible for Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio going off air. He says the problem was technical and was caused when studio lines were changed.
The journalist says he is non-partisan and was just doing his job at the time. He has filed an assault case with the police and wants the Woman MP and her supporters prosecuted.
Juliet Kabonesa denies any suggestion that her supporters beat up Ismail Kasooha. She says the radio station is biased against her and it may have deliberately switched off its signal to interrupt her campaign program.
The MP says she has sued the station for breach of contract and wants that 200,000 shillings paid for the program to be returned to her.
Eric Wabwire, the Kagadi criminal investigations officer, says both cases are being studied.
The Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio manager, Anthony Lwanga, has not commented on the matter.