Former sports journalist Joseph Kabuleta has said whatever he has written about or said in his ‘Kabuleta’s Weekly Rants’ on Facebook over time is the truth.
Speaking for the first time since he was released following four days of incarceration at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka, Kabuleta, a pastor of Watchman Ministries, also said he felt it was unfair that he was tortured for telling the truth.
He was arrested on Friday last week by plain clothed detectives from Drew and Jacs in Lugogo Forest Mall and bundled into a Toyota Wish Motor vehicle registration number UBB 459D.
According to the police, he is accused of posting an offensive messages on Facebook in which he allegedly referred to President Yoweri Museveni as a ‘gambler, thief and liar’.
“I stood up to go use the washroom which was just a few meters away from where I was (sitting with his friend, Godwin Muhwezi Matsiko, at Drew and Jacs). That’s where there were all these other people who jumped on me, held me and forced me into the back of a car with tinted glasses and lots of guns inside,” he told NTV Uganda.
It’s from Forest Mall that he was driven to Kireka, where he spent four days until he was released on Tuesday.
“They got a pipe and drenched me in water until I was totally wet. That was the shower. They then stripped me to my underpants.”
Kabuleta also says he was tortured until his nose started bleeding.
“The gentleman who slapped me took pictures of me on his phone in that state and apparently sent them to someone who wanted to see me in that state,” he adds.
Another gentlemen then told him they had orders to record an apology from him.
“He told me ‘We want you to apologise for offending the first family and from now onwards, respect Generals especially General Muhoozi (Kainerugaba). I am not saying anything that is untrue, I felt that was unfair,” he says.
Now he says, he just has to show up at SIU every time he is asked to with his first appearance scheduled for Thursday, July 18.