Police Search Ndawula's Home

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The detectives whisked Ndawula from Kira Road police this afternoon where he was locked up on Tuesday evening and led him to his home in Kisasi, a Kampala City Suburb.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) are conducting a search at the home of Stanley Ndawula, the founder of The Investigator, an online publication.

 
The detectives whisked Ndawula from Kira Road police this afternoon where he was locked up on Tuesday evening and led him to his home in Kisasi, a Kampala City Suburb. Ndawula was detained last evening when he reported to the CID headquarters in Kibuli for interrogations. 


The journalist is facing charges of computer misuse, publishing stories with intentions to anger the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kale Kayihura and criminal defamation. 

Police Spokesperson, Asan Kasingye couldn't be reached for a comment on the matter as he was locked up in a meeting at Naguru Police headquarters.

Mark Odong, the lead investigator in Ndawula's is part of the team conducting the search. Ndawula, a veteran crime reporter was a very close friend to Kayihura, but they fell out when he began criticizing the police management openly. 
 
Ndawula has been running series in his website titled 'Criminal Infiltrated Police-CIP' since the brutal killing of Police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi. In the series Ndawula exposes weaknesses in the police operations, a thing which has angered top police bosses.
 
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Dear Jeanne is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Jeanne has been a URN staff member since 2014.

Jeanne started out as a political and crime reporter for NBS television in 2010. She went on to become a news director at the station before leaving in 2012 to join The Daily Monitor as an investigative reporter in 2012.

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