Kakweza detained over offensive communication.

Rukirabashaija Kakwenza. PHOTO/COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • His whereabouts are, however, yet to be known.

Police are holding novelist Rukirabashaija Kakwenza on allegations of offensive communication after a series of tweets about popular individuals that detectives are yet to name. 

Kakwenza, famous for his novel The Greedy Barbarian, is being held in an undisclosed location and neither his lawyers nor his relatives have been able to access him. 

Kakwenza was this year named the International Writer of Courage at the PEN Pinter Prize ceremony. The award is given to someone who has been persecuted for speaking out about their beliefs.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said Kakwenza is being held on charges of offensive communication under the Computer Misuse Act.

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